I like this quote by Winston Churchill – “Success is the ability to move from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm“.
It triggers a lot of questions and reflection.
The ability to move from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm is certainly a great quality and skill. Does that really lead to success? It depends what you mean by success. For sure, the road to success – in the sense of a unique contribution to our world- is littered with failures that need to be overcome. Failures that teach. Failures to be perfect. Failures of skill, timing and opportunities.
Still, does personal success and well-being require those failures? Maybe those failures are the stuff that we need to become aware of what we need to learn. And our ability to learn from our failures is certainly the key.
What did you learn from your last failure or half-failure?