Failure is just a word, an accusation by someone being a failure at seeing the good in what they judged and condemned. Accepting the word 'failure' as a condemnation of yourself is 'self-torture'. Failure is a 'bully' word that has permeated the mindset of infinite undeserving people who are psychologically molested by the words of others without consideration of why it's a disingenuous label that serves no one.
Once I knew a man who was seemingly extremely successful, by societies standards, in everything he did, until one day his wife left him for a far less successful co-worker. Over the next few months, and in fact several years, he inflicted great emotional pain on himself to the point of losing all his assets, as well as his drive to accumulate more great wealth. Truth be known, he had lived in self entitlement with the air of being superior to everyone. I finally convinced him, though he thought for the longest time that I was nuts, that because of his 'alleged misfortune' he for the first time, had an open opportunity to find the spiritual wealth within himself through the path of 'intentional suffering'. He has since accepted his position as a spiritual opportunity, and not failure. Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. People will come and go, that's life!
|Story: The Empty Boat|