Failure should not define who you are. I’m sure that many of you have failed at something at one point in your life. Failure is simply something that will happen to you. It doesn’t have to become who you are or the essence of what you are.
Use failure as a motivation to try harder, fight harder. Let failure make you stronger. Let failure teach you a lesson. If you allow your failures to define you, you will never live life to the fullest. You won’t be capable of chasing after your dreams because there will always be something holding you back.
My husband once said to me before we even started dating, “You don’t drop out of school just because you failed a class.” And it is so true. If that was the case, so many of us wouldn’t be where we are today. In our case, we wouldn’t be married today. See, he knew that I was the woman for him long before I even knew it. And he didn’t give up until he got what he wanted. This is just an example, and one that I love to tease him about as well. 🙂
Some people use failure as an excuse to remain in the same place. But that excuse can only be used so many times. There comes a time when you have to move on and put the past where it belongs—behind you.
We all have failed at something, but find the plans which God has for you and you will succeed. Knowing that I have a little one who looks up to me helps me stay on the right path. And even if/when I fail again at something in the future, I will always get up and try again.
So, don’t let failure define you!