Saturday, April 6, 2013
F is for Failure
Broken and small, you have nothing to do but stare at your hands and marvel at the failed dreams, the broken promises, and all the petty mistakes you've made on the way to get to to this beaten broken place. The "what-if-I-had"s crowd your mind, torturing you with the things you could have done differently.
Maybe it was someone else that was just better than you, and that is how you were beaten. Maybe you were beaten because of your own choices. But, I'm not sure it really matters. For you are broken either way and blame does nothing to change that.
But, being beaten and having failed are not necessarily the same thing. Being beaten is an occurrence. Something that happened. But, failure... ah, failure is a state of mind. An attitude. A lack of hope. We can't always help being beaten. It happens. But we can keep ourselves from being failures simply by standing back up. Falling down is not the same as staying down.
We all fall. But, the steadfast get back up. We try again. We live again.