Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Fortune of the Week (10)

"You're not a failure because you don't make it, you're a success because you tried."

Hmmm.... I'm on the fence on whether I like this one. On the one hand it sounds like some really lame saccharine message to help under-achievers feel good about themselves. But, at the same time, it does coincide with my belief that all you can ever strive for is to always try to do your best.

3 comments:

db said...

I agree- sugar coated pat on the back. "Trying" counts, but success comes from effort, experience and knowledge. It should be understood that failure is part of the learning process- not necessarily the end of an endeavor, but perhaps the middle or beginning of a successful endeavor.

Anonymous said...

It's just a piece of paper you found in a cookie.....

Linda said...

I don't see it as a boost to under-achievers but as encouragement to try something and get out of one's comfort zone. A lot of times, my kids would rather not do something for fear of looking foolish or failing. I often say something similar to the fortune to try to motivate them.