Did you fail because you didn’t follow the manual? Because you didn’t follow the specs perfectly? Did you fail to keep the same promise you made yesterday? Did you break the social contract?
Did you fail because there was no set of instructions? Did you fail because you were doing something so daring and so audacious that success wasn’t a guarantee? Did you fail at doing something that you haven’t done before? Did you fail because you challenged the status-quo?
It’s clear that there are two types of failures: One because we flew too low and the other because we flew too high.
Most people will never recognize their full potential. The question is: Will you? How high will you go?
No one ever did anything of great value without having a few setbacks along the way. It’s a shame that the culture has taught us to hold back, to go with the crowd. It would be a bigger shame to waste one more day.
Make a ruckus.