We’ve been measuring failure wrong. It has very little to do with how much you have or don’t have. It has very little to do with how much you’ve done or still hope to do. It certainly has nothing to do with the car you drive or the name sewn on the ass of your jeans . It can’t be weighed on a scale, located on a map, or summed up in a monthly statement.
Failure is not a measure of position. It can’t be a point that can be charted on a graph. It is also not a measure of speed or progress. You can be going very fast in the wrong direction. Failure is, by it’s very nature, a measure of potential energy.
Failure is the opposite of impressing the people around you. If you are using someone else’s ruler to measure your success, you have already lost the game. It’s like taking someone else’s prescription to cure your disease. The medication must be taken by the patient it was prescribed for in order to work.
Ironically, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the only eyes that can see the true depths of your beauty, of your courage, and of your worth will never gaze directly into them…
except in the mirror.