Quote of the Week – Henry Ford

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

Carrying on the theme of failure. How does failure make us feel? Stupid, worthless, embarrassed, pointless and at may make us want to give us.

But what is failure? Isn’t it simply making a mistake that can be rectified. Maybe my failure may be someone else’s success.

Who judges failure? Sometimes we judge ourselves too harshly, we need to be kind to ourselves and realise if we allow failure or mistakes to propel us forward, rather than cripple us we may go on to achieve far more than if we hadn’t ‘failed’ in the first place. If we are judged to be a failure by others then do we need to give them that power over us. After all we are all merely human beings who make mistakes.

If we can take failure and learn from it and ‘begin again more intelligently’ then I believe we have used our resilience and determination to show the world that we are strong, worthy and have an important part to play in this world. So whether our ‘failures are considered major or minor let us use them to become a better person, a better learner and a better resource to the world we live in.

Picture of Einstein about failure

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *