Perseverance is our theme of the week. One other relevant word might be “failure.” What is failure?
I don’t know about you, but I can recall times in my life when I have given up way too easily. It was as if I expected to get something right on the first try, and when things didn’t go my way, I would become frustrated, discouraged, and just assume that I wasn’t cut out for whatever it was I attempting.
“…every wrong attempt…is another step forward.” –Thomas Edison
Our goal with this section is to help our students to see “failure” for what it really is, an essential, and even beneficial, step towards their goals and growth.
You see, when I used to give up easily, I think I would just assume that the people who had succeeded where I had failed had merely gotten it right on the first try, or were smarter, more qualified, etc. In reality, the key distinction was probably that they simply did not give up until they had succeeded.
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” is an old adage that we have all heard since childhood. However, actually living by this mantra in an entirely different matter, and that is our goal with this course!
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run,” – Babe Ruth