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i have failed

September 20, 2011

Last night I watched Meet the Robinsons with my daughters (but that is not why…).

Twice Lewis tries to repair his automatic peanut butter and jelly sandwich machine.

Both times he fails.

The first time his failure is seen as something bad. His spirit is crushed.

The second time it is not.

Instead it is a chance to learn. An opportunity to understand the problem better. His failure is a reason to celebrate.

Hooray!! Congratulations! That is wonderful. His spirit soars and he is inspired by his failure to go on, to do more.

Tonight we watched Gaga by Gaultier (my God is she really only 25!) and the message seemed to be the same:

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” –  R.F. Kennedy

Maybe you never will become that something that you are not but that is no excuse for not trying. It is not even close.

Go on. Go out.


And dare to fail greatly at something.


If you fail. Celebrate.

If you succeed. Celebrate.

And let your spirit soar.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2011 9:15 am

    Shared this on my FB SSLD page! Great illustration of the importance of curiosity, courage and a crushproof spirit!

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