Category Archives: Noted Quotes

A definition for failure

“Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day”

I like this quote, but I do have another definition for failure.  Failure is when someone quits.  An old coach once said to me, “you aren’t a failure until you give up.”  You don’t fail at anything, until you quit trying.  I love the choice of words in the quote above: ‘errors in judgment’.  We all make them, all the time.  But do you learn anything from these errors in judgment?  That is the key question we must always ask ourselves.  Every mistake, or error in judgment, that we make is a learning opportunity.  Every learning opportunity is a chance for us become better at what ever it is we are doing.  These opportunities are in our face almost every day.  Try not to ignore them so much!