Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
It is wonderful to find and to earn success. Success earned through hard work, through dedication, and through persistence is a sweet reward. We should cherish and reflect on our successes; living in the moment is a key to a happy life. We must also see success as one stop on our journey. The ultimate success is being able to enjoy the journey and skill keep moving forward.
Failures are part of our journey as well. We will fall, we will stumble, and we will get knocked down. Just as successes are not final, failure are simply events on our path. Both success and failure require reflection . . . both success and failure demand that we grow along the way.
It takes courage, a courage we intentionally desire to instill in our youth, to continue on the path to growth and improvement. It takes the same courage to move on from a success as it does to get up from a failure. We can no more bask in the glory of a victory than we can wallow in the sorrow of a defeat. We keep moving forward.
Commit to the journey . . . Commit to building skill and making a difference each and every day.