Sometimes I feel like the biggest failure. Thankfully I am not a depressive personality so this usually doesn't get me down. But, it does affect the way that I see myself. This week I have failed. Stuffed up, mixed things up and generally fallen far short of my own expectations of myself. "You won't get it right the first time. Your campaign will need to be reinvented, adjusted or scrapped. Count on it." I am not sure where I got this from but it is very true. Whatever we do will never be right the first time, or sometimes the second time or the third time. In these situations ,"Never Give Up, Never Give Up, Never Give up". If we think we got it right the first time we are probably wrong. I have often fallen for this. I have done something that I have thought was pretty good but hadn't realised that it still required more work. This is a mistake that we can all fall for, the belief that we have arrived in some way. When we do this we preclude the possibility that there may be more for us to learn. And, there is always more for us to learn. "Never Give Up, Never Give Up, Never Give up". I was talking to a friend today who told me that the person who said those words suffered from depression. Winston Churchill's legacy as a great politician was the image of tenacity. He was the true British bulldog who worried away at his task until he got what he wanted. There will always be things that we will fail at in some way. It's important to be able to live with that lack of perfection. Learning to live with failure is one of the most important lessons that we will ever learn in life. It is a character lesson that will stand us in good stead to live in this less than perfect world. Once we learn the lesson of living with failure it frees us to be able to see glimpses of perfection. It opens up possibilities of greater love – because one of its fundamental requirements is the ability to overlook minor irritations. It opens up our personal potential and allows us to generate a positive influence on others around us. It always for greater possibilities for satisfaction in every area of our lives. It releases new opportunities to conquer new frontiers in every area of our lives. So when things go wrong some of the best advice ever is to, "Never Give Up, Never Give Up, Never Give up". I found this riff from Seth Godin,
"Now, of course, most blogs are one-person operations. Which means that successful blogs are often run by restless, outward-bound people in a hurry. And a lot of bloggers either have day jobs or passionate sidelines. I think that's a good thing, even when they fail. It's frustrating for me to hear, "stick to your blogging," when people criticize a project created by a blogger–because it's part of the blogging, part of the learning, part of what's unfolding. I'd rather read a book that's informed by the activities (not the reporting) of the writer, and I'd rather read a blog that's based on the successes (and failures) of the blogger."