This evening I managed to devote some uninterrupted & solitary time to rocking my baby to sleep. We have a nightly ritual of bedtime stories with the kids and after his final story was read, I attempted to lie him in his crib and return to getting his brother ready for bed. But as usual, he had other ideas. You see he has this funny habit of waking up whenever you stop talking, so talking is what I went back to doing.
What does this have to do with failure? Everything. It was during this failure of putting him down that I decided to multitask – read him back to sleep & catch up on my reading. It was during this reading that I came across this inspiring article from Inc. Magazine:
4 People Who Succeeded by Failing http://feeds.inc.com/~r/home/updates/~3/z09hGtKx1bk/story01.htm
When you find a source of great inspiration, I find it is important to share it. This article and the individuals/products they profile articulate the meaning of perseverance. While no one likes failure, the lessons we learn can translate into great things.
Til next time,
“First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.” –Aristotle