Saturday, August 08, 2015


Well...maybe it should be spelled THE FAILURE FENOMENA.

As robust as mankind can be, it appears that a great percentage of us are persistently frozen in fear.  Why?  Because when fear is in the lead our try factor suffers, in turn, wilting our goals by invisible intimidation.  How many brilliant inventions provide us luxury because men and women dared to experiment with possibility?

Wright Brothers?  Oprah?  And do we believe these and others simply lived lives of Midas Touch?  No stress like ours?  No fears?  No fretting at their kitchen tables? These, plus thousands of others, kept probing.  They would not give in, give up, nor give out.

I like how Jonas Salk frames the necessity of potential through endurance.  I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams. Failure is not man's opponent.  It is not villainous.

No.  Failure is the rake that separates the dead leaves from the living lawn.  Think with me on this.  Dead leaves left to themselves will smothers our green grass.  Or....or....when mulched will become fertilizer to enhance the very thing it was intending to choke.

Failure is always on the side of the visionary.  It simply extracts those elements that hinder progress from those which promise wonder.  By its very move of dividing, failure is by nature one of our richest blessings. It is always on the side of success.

Weird, huh?

If not alert to nasty threat embedded in failure, one is likely to find potential smothered; choked out. Rather, what we want to do is reverse the negatives; not by eliminating them, but by using them as stepping stones to accomplishment.

The great philosopher Dr. Seuss once said, Don't cry because it's over.  Smile because it happened.  This is the attitude of gratitude.  This perpetuates our discovery that thankfulness transforms imposing forces.

Phailure?  The Phenomena of our day!  Don't just go through life.  Remember to live it!

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