#NaBloPoMo October 2013 Prompt for Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Oprah Winfrey said, "So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground." Do you embrace failure?
I don't embrace failure- Hell no! I run from it. I believe you only fail if you quit trying and when it comes to the things I want, I keep going for them as long as I want them.
There are activities and things I eventually may realize I'm not good at, and I will stop them if the love for them falls away or if I stop wanting them. However, even those things I've walked away from I don't believe I failed at. I believe I didn't want them enough to keep trying for them. They are not failures, sure they most certainly are not successes...but it was only a failure if I wanted it and stopped trying to achieve it.
The good news is if there is something you want and you stopped trying for it, you can usually try for it again if you still want it bad enough. Sure, you can't try again to be a child star or a child athlete once you get older, but why can't you be that as an adult? It may not be exactly the same, but I believe you can always have components of your dream come true to fulfill your desires.
For example, I knew of a gal that wanted to be an actress as a child. She gave up on it in high school, but when she was ready to try for that dream again she started community theater. She may not be rich and famous but she still performs and that brings her happiness, so I consider her dream accomplished.