The feeling of failure

Feeling like you have failed is much different than actually failing. People can let you know you’ve failed, but that doesn’t make it true. You can feel like you’ve let people down, but that doesn’t mean they feel that way. 

There are people who have failed over and over again who very happily continue to do their work. There are also people who are more successful than I’ll ever be who feel like they don’t measure up, have a loose screw, or just don’t get why they are failures. 

Failure is an event, it happens, then it’s gone. 

The feeling of failure can hold you back and limit your abilities. 

Success will not necessarily help you overcome the feeling of failure, but feeling differently will. 

Feel how you want to feel. Your feelings will dictate who you really are.