Friday, October 12, 2007

Failing Forward - Reprint

We all see failure as this totally breakdown…
A total embarrassment…
Oh My God…what will people think?
What I discovered early on is that we all fail…
The key is to fail forward…
Fail Forward?
Yes…that’s what I said…
Fail Forward…
What that means to me is when things go wrong…
Don’t wallow, don’t give up…just move forward…
You can cry a bit…but only for a minute…
The writing game is absolutely a way to fail forward…
Any of us who has written a thing…
Knows this…we will be glorifying in our success…
Then along will come something…
Lack of book sales, lack of support, withering reviews…
But instead of getting out of the game...
We buckle down…sharpen our pencils…
Write again…
Get better…better…better…
Show them, “That’s What’s Up…
It has been said that the best way to show them…
Is to succeed…
Well the best way to show ourselves may just be…
To fail…forward…because what we gain is an appreciation for the…
Real successes…and a preparation for the next failure….because we
Know it will propel us forward…
At your marks, get set…

smooches,
angelia

7 comments:

Mizrepresent said...

High Five! I love this! Such inspiration.

CapCity said...

i KNEW u were my guardian angel, Angelia. I NEED to hear this write NOW! I may have to post this at my writing station. Thank U!

BloggersDelight said...

Thank you for sharing that here, Angelia. Writers need all of the encouragement possible!

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Thanks mzrepresent!

Cap you know I know, as I have told you, use me as you see fit...
blessings,

Thanks Blogger's Delight!Indeed we do...

Love and Blessings,
angelia

Sojourner G said...

Great advice for all aspects of life!

nikki said...

both timely and eloquently stated. thanks so much for this. i needed it.

Don said...

*applause*

I am feeling this piece.