May 31, 2017
TO FAIL IS TO KNOW THYSELF: Wise words from the world’s great failures
At times, I have wanted to give up but I have always been an optimist by nature.
I knew that I had to struggle through the tunnel of darkness to see the light just like Andy Dufresne did in my all-time favourite movie Shawshank Redemption.
I just kept pushing… then I found signs and omens.
I do not want to downplay how hard it feels to fail, as some failures can be exceptionally painful and make it extremely difficult for us to stand up again.
There are failures that might knock you to the ground and make everything feel pointless.
And sometimes failure can be a blessing in disguise for bigger and better things in the future. You may not understand it at the time but, there will come a time when that failure will serve you.Without my failures, I would not have faced my biggest fears and realised my solid willpower, enduring persistence and my cheery positivity.