When you’re looked over, passed by, and straight up refused, that isn’t failure. When it feels like you can’t do anything right, that isn’t failure.
When it all feels hopeless and you don’t even know why you bother, it still isn’t failure. When you change directions to do something else, that’s not failure.
Failure is neither delays nor going slow. Failure isn’t starting late or starting wrong. Failure isn’t feeling worry or regret or confusion.
Failure doesn’t look like struggle, it looks like nothing at all.
Failure is when we stop. When we put our goals and dreams up on the shelf to collect dust. Failure is accepting failure.
But until the day we die, failure doesn’t have to be permanent. We can always dust off those dreams and start again.
All we have to do is keep going.