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Succeeding and Failing

Life’s a cycle. The start of pursuing something is always the best part but it just happens momentarily and so long ago that we tend to forget the excitement of creating something new and we claim that the end is where we measure the success of our pursuit.

Will there still be success if the end doesn’t go as how we expected it to be?

Yes. Simply because in the process of achieving something, we’ve done extraordinary things. By extraordinary, I meant doing the things that you don’t usually do and most of all, you do it because of a goal that you wish to have at the end. Doing with a purpose is what drives people to believe that there is success for without it, we would be stagnant and useless. Every decision, every move and every failure we’ve been through are all part of the journey and therefore, we’ve already achieved something even if what we really want isn’t what’s waiting for us ahead. Success isn’t something positive, it’s not something that the doer can judge for himself; sometimes we have to let others play in our lives by showing us the heroes in us. Some people experienced the dark side of life before receiving the better side of it and some have the reverse of it but it doesn’t mean that the former is luckier than the latter. We are all lucky and the things that others are experiencing right now, we will experience it later on. They too shall be in our shoes someday. But it doesn’t give us the permission to judge whether they’ve done better or worst; or have they succeed or failed just because they haven’t done what we did when we were in the situation.

And there shall always be success because life, my friend, is mysterious. It has no beginning and will have no end. That’s why there’ll never be an accurate basis on how successful one is. Your mortal goals are just a part of one big picture and you may never know what’s been prepared for you. So live your life and do something with a purpose. And if ever you end up with or without that goal, start pursuing for something new. Don’t ponder too deep and just live.

You already are successful even before you think about failures.  


How does it feel to walk in a street unknowing the distance you have to take in order to reach the end? Would it be better to enjoy the journey and never mind the last step or expect that something is waiting there but you just don’t know what or who?

They say the journey counts than the success. I say the success counts when the journey is worth it. When you say that how you do things is more important than the product you’ve created means that achievement can be easily disregarded in measuring how successful a person is. There should be balance everywhere, one must be counted regardless of how many points you value it, as long as it counts. We don’t do something out of nothing because naturally we ought to have accomplishments no matter how little task we finish. That’s why it is important to give value to the things that we do while we are aiming for something great. That’s life! Life demands appreciation and we can manifest it through hard work and perseverance. When we get to enjoy the little things while we are in the process of achieving something, we forget the pressure building ahead of us as we take one more step towards the heights. This mindset can help us move on easily if ever we fail in our endeavor. It shows us a different path wherein we can still use the things we learned in our journey and dream of something new.

However, if we choose to expect the things which could be waiting for us, we are in a complete reverse of thought in the previous paragraph. We give priority first to the future than the current state we have. This gives us better chances to adjust what we ought to do with our present in order to stay in the right path. Especially when we stick to the positive expectations rather than the opposite. With this drive and determination, we might feel the pressure but we can be able to fight through it. The thought of failing cannot get in because we are busy with building the right foundation every single day.

So, between the two choices? Which mindset or technique do you feel comfortable? There is a horizon waiting for us, the question is… will you let it remain as straight line in your curious sight or start walking and discover the treasure that awaits?


A/N : Everything is based on my observation and it is my free opinion about life. So if there are any thing you disagree there, feel free to comment and let’s discuss it together. God bless 🙂