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Failure is an event and never a person

November 9, 2018

There is no such thing as failure, simply learning experiences. We need to rephrase our language and understanding that not achieving what we aimed for is not a failure but learning another way to do it better.

In many cases missing what we aimed for may be a blessing in disguise as we may have been aiming too low or at the wrong target. See your attempts as steps and missing one step simply means redoing that step and continuing on your climb.

What we aim to achieve is originally our target but with some experience of trying you may realise that there is a more preferable avenue or target you should now be aiming at. That came through the experience of learning and attempting on your original route or target and now you have a better way.

Failure is an event and never a person. Failure is your greatest teacher because it focuses you on what didn’t work so that you can find a way around or through the obstacle, or alternatively, find another route to attain your objectives. There are many paths which lead to the objective and you simply have to find the one that you haven’t seen to date.

Failure only occurs when you give up trying, prior to that it is a setback and a learning experience of what didn’t work. Thomas Edison tried over ten thousand times to create the light bulb and each time it didn’t work he simply said that is another way it won’t work so let’s find the one way it will work! Success is found on the far side of attempting to do something, very seldom at the beginning of the journey.

There is one sure way of never knowing failure and that is to put your TRUST in Spirit where TRUST means To Release Unto Spirit Totally and then To Rely Upon Spirit Totally. Such trust will create a belief in you that you and your Creator are Co-Creators of your life and listen in silence and stillness for the guidance you need.

Trust your emotions to be the feelings of your soul and then put in all the effort you can in what you now believe to be the path you need to take to achieve your objectives.

However, bear in mind an Indian proverb that says, “Pray to God but row away from the rocks!”

About Neville Berkowitz

Neville was born on 4 July 1952 and has been a successful Global Real Estate Economist; Institutional Investment Adviser; Real Estate Developer and Investor; Author; Publisher; Internet Entrepreneur; meditator; spiritually conscious being; sportsman; and, most importantly, a loving father to his two best friends - his sons, Michael and Jonathan.