Quote Nominated (day 2)

Okay, so here is day two of being nominated to share a quote with you! (confetti and balloons shooting everywhere – the crowd goes wild!!!)

It’s so hard trying to find just 1 quote to share.

There are so many inspiring people in the world who all have amazing things to say.

First, I would like to thank Paul from The Captain’s Speech who nominated me to share quotes over these 3 days. It has been a good experience so far!

By the way, go check out Paul’s blog! He is also doing the challenge of sharing quotes and he has some good ones! Go follow him! (or else…)

As far as the nominations go … I nominate ….

Now, let me share with you the rules once again in case you are reading this for the first time. (Aren’t I nice?)

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day)
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers each day

Now that you know the rules, let me share my quote for the day!

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson has a lot of inspiring quotes. I read his book Walden and parts of Civil Disobedience back when I was in high school.

We all are going to fail in this life. Whether we fail a test in school, or we fail in a relationship, or in a career.

It happens.

But what do we do when it does?

Do we stand back up?

Or do we let those failures eat at us and define who we are?

Don’t you admire those people who have failed over and over again, but never gave up? Those people who never stopped trying until it happened?

Doesn’t it mean more to you when you fail, and then rise again and actually accomplish it? 

Yeah, if you never fail, okay whoopdie doo … but isn’t failing how we learn? When a baby starts to walk they don’t just stand one day and start walking everywhere without ever falling.

They take a step at a time and they usually fall in the beginning. But they keep going. They learn to hold on to things. They learn to go slow. They learn to walk, then run, then skip and jump.

We learn from our mistakes. 

It takes more courage to get back up after you have fallen. Don’t you agree? That is why it  is the greatest glory.

I can tell you that when I was younger I took piano lessons. But it was frustrating trying to learn the notes and messing up. I wanted to be perfect already. So when I failed, I gave up.

The result … I can’t play piano.

If I had gotten up and kept trying even though it was hard, I would have learned eventually.

And that is just one example.

Is there a time where you learned something from a mistake or a failure in your life? How did it help you? Please share below!

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