It’s Not The Failures That Define Us…It’s How We Respond


Failure is defined as nonperformance of something due, required, or expected.

The truth is we all fail. So, this article is not about what to do if you fail. You’re setting yourself up for failure if you think it is something you can avoid. It’s simply not true.

Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”

Failure does not have the respect of a person. It does not give a damn who you are, what you do, or who you know. Failure will creep in and steal your sense of purpose. It will cause you to doubt yourself and your surroundings. You will become ineffective and unmotivated. You can’t run from it or pray it away. It happens to the best of us.


But, it’s not the failures that define us so much as how we respond.


You only fail when you give up. Keep trying until you find the answer or solution.


Learn to say no. We feel like a failure because we take on responsibilities that are not our own. The key to failure is trying to please everybody.


Learn to manage your life and not a list. We feel like a failure when everything is not checked off at the end of the day. Give yourself a break. Prioritize the list and make it work for you.

Redefine the power of your tongue by embracing the things that feel like failures and start speaking life into them. “I can do this!” “I’m getting closer and closer to making this work.” “I was made for this!” I will overcome this!”


Redefine the power of your thoughts by changing the way you think about failure. Read inspirational stories of how others deal with failures or think about your life and all the shit you have overcome and use that same strength to do it over and over again.

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