Are you a failure?

Maybe I am stubborn
that’s why I keep rising
every time I fall.

You become a failure when you give up, not when you’re defeated. You fail when you don’t put in the effort to change or to make a difference. Trying, no matter what the circumstances are, is what makes you victorious.

Did you know Einstein’s father thought of him as a failure? Even Einstein thought of himself as a failure. He wanted to drop out, but he pushed through. After he graduated, he was so confused that he took a job as a salesman, going door to door to sell insurance. Keep in mind this was the same man that came up with the general theory of relativity. The same man who gave birth to the concept of quantum mechanics.

We all have doubts. We all have those moments where we don’t choose a road, instead we just go with the flow because we don’t know what we want and honestly that’s okay. You figure yourself only after you untangle yourself. You learn to sail only after you jump into the ocean. You learn how badly it burns only after you jump into the fire. I guess we all have this stigma attached to us that we have to be successful before a certain age, I have that too. But success doesn’t have an age and it shouldn’t. When Colonel Sanders created the KFC franchise, he was 62 years old. Harry Bernstein spent a long time writing in obscurity, before becoming famous at 96 for writing a memoir.

Everyone has a different meaning of success. For some it could be gaining a title, for others it could be gaining money or fame. But don’t ever put a limit or a time frame on your dreams.

10 thoughts on “Are you a failure?

  1. Reblogged this on Mitch Teemley and commented:
    My Featured Blogger this week is Rinum, a woman who moved as a child from a rural village in Pakistan to booming New York. Her poems and memoir-tinged posts encompass the thoughts of feelings of someone who has lived in two different worlds. “Come take a glimpse into my life,” she writes. And I’m glad I have!

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