I have had many pinnacle moments in my life. I’ve had many low moments in my life. I’ve done well. I’ve done poorly. I’ve had millions in the bank. I’ve had debt up to my ears. I’ve been applauded. I’ve been denounced.
Every time I allowed myself to think I had arrived, I hadn’t. Every time I called myself a failure, I wasn’t.
Every moment – each high and each low – was merely a step on the path to this moment.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
True success can’t be defined by a moment. Neither can failure.
Success. Failure. It’s all just part of the journey. Where I find myself today doesn’t matter in the big picture.
I can’t linger in success, and I shouldn’t wallow in failure.
Every moment is simply a lesson. I can learn things from the moments of success that I can’t learn from the moments of failure. And vice versa. I enjoy the moment, or I endure the moment. But I know this – no moment is permanent. The moment moves on and so must I.
Feeling like a success today? Enjoy it. Learn the lesson. Move on.
Feeling like a failure today? Endure it. Learn the lesson. Move on.
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For my kids. Reposted from an article I wrote in 2006 on ActiveRain