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You build on failure.

You use it as a stepping stone.

Close the door on the past.

You don't try to forget the mistakes,

but you don't dwell on it.

You don't let it have any of your energy,

or any of your time,

or any of your space.

Johnny Cash

 

We were born to build. 

Not only have we been born to build, but in fact, we have been seamlessly building are whole lives.

We have built our entire life with both tears and laughter; success and failure.

Failure is only an opportunity, it is not a sign or a divine prophecy to quit.

Failure provides growth.  It provides much needed change.

Many people ignore their mistakes.  They do not harness the fruits of their failure.  They treat them as a daunting, impossible wall, or a ginormous sink hole, deepened with quicksand. 

Failure is only a stepping stone.

Failure is a mountain.  A climbable mountain.

Every adversity.  Every step we take that flings us back.  Every failure to move forward, eventually brings us higher. 

It brings us to a higher ground, and from the new vantage point, we can always see more, absorb more, and be grateful for the failure.

It’s time to close the door on the past.  It’s time to ignore the mistakes you have made.

They will always be there, but that doesn’t mean you should cast your eyes downwards.

Look up. 

Spend your energy and time being who you were meant to be.