Saturday, September 7, 2013

Failure Is Not a Period, It's a Comma

This title is a quote from the article: "Five Lies That Every Twenty-something Needs to Stop Believing"   from Relevant Magazine. 

Failure is common in a classroom. I am uncomfortable with failure. I'm uncomfortable with the feeling of coming up short or not having the answer. But I am learning through student teaching that failure is an inevitable part of teaching and learning. 

Uncountable books, articles, quotes, and ideas have been written about the importance of failure and how to cope with failure. Brilliant thinkers always failed before they succeeded. Scientists fail for a living. Anyone who has become great has failed on his or her way to greatness. Failure is not an impediment to success but an important step on the road to success.

Failure Quotes from
Winston Churchill: "Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts."

Abraham Lincoln, "My great concern is not whether you have failed but whether you are content with your failure." 

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. - Bill Gates

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