Motivation Motivational

Do Not Allow Failure Define You

Motivational Quotes

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Serenity Prayer.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – Frank Outlaw.

“There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future” – John F. Kennedy.



One of the biggest problems we have that inhibit our progress is that we allow failure to define us. We give up at the very first encounter with failure.

What you allow to define you ultimately shapes your life. If you allow failure to define your life then boom you are doomed to fail.

Failure does not in any way define our future nor does it stop you from achieving your goals unless you allow it.

Failure is a stepping stone to your success. In fact, the fear of failure is what drives us to do the right things.

I feel that without encountering failure, life would not be enjoyable. It would be boring. Experiencing it allows you to dig deep at least it does for me.

It’s an indicator if you like,  that simply helps point us in the right direction. That is why it is very important to take note and learn from failure.

When you fail you simply have discovered one way that should be avoided on your journey to personal improvement and success.

I believe that if you want to achieve greatness you should be prepared to face temporal setbacks. That’s just the way life is.

No one who has succeeded has done it without encountering temporal setbacks. There will always be challenges along the way.

Even the most successful people will tell you that they failed before. The only difference is they get up when they fall. They never allow temporal setbacks to stop them from achieving their goals.

Your duty is to ensure that you learn how to navigate through failure and come out unscathed.

Yes, sometimes you will be pushed to your limits. Just know that after the storm the sea is calm. You will bounce back and make sure you are ready for it.

What you may be going through now is an indication of great things to come. Just be focused and stick with your plan. Continue preparing yourself no matter how long it takes.

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Every one of us has a “comfort zone.” This is a place where we feel safe, a place where we think all is well or rather pretend that life is all good.

But this is also a place where most of us like hiding when faced with challenges.

I know that sometimes we just look or hide in our comfort zone to avoid facing reality. But guess what, if you do nothing the problem still remains an attended.

However, the so-called comfort zone has had some very detrimental effects on my progress as an individual.

That is why I do not call it a comfort zone anymore but a self-destructive zone. Because honestly how do you become comfortable with zero progress?

Over the years I have come to learn that the so-called comfort zone does not make you grow. It actually stifles your growth.

People who are continuously improving are those who are continuously taking the risk of diving into the deep waters of life. It takes a lot of courage to do this.

If you want to achieve more, take more calculated risks and act on them. Many of us are not moving forward because we are not prepared to make the first move, especially on unfamiliar grounds.

We would rather remain in our so-called zones and continue grumbling about how unfair life is; about what has not happened in our lives and all the negative things going on around us.

Life is a Journey

I believe that we are all visitors to this place we call home. We are on an unknown journey whose destination no one really knows.

The fortunate thing is that God is our travel agent. He has already prepared our itinerary if only we could align with it.

The bible encourages us to believe in God and trust him with our lives. I know for sure that without God on my side my life would have been different.

It would have been a messed-up life. Who knows what I could have ended up to be.

Look, it is not what I would like it to be. But I thank God that I am on the right path of my life. I am making improvements and moving towards my destiny.

The most important thing is that I live to enjoy every day of my life. I am happy with what I am.

I think we must all learn to make the most of every opportunity that presents itself. We must stop complaining and start with what we have. Do not wait, the right moment starts now.

Life was meant to be enjoyed. We were all created to give something back.

Live in the Now

When we were growing up we did so many things with my friends. I have very both good and bad memories of my childhood.

However, many of the things we did were just child play. Those things have remained but a memory in my life.

They are in the past and cannot be changed. However, I have learned a great deal from my past experiences.

This has helped me to grow up and realise that there is more to life than just play.

You could be one that is struggling to move on and cannot let go of your past.

Well, you are making a big mistake by hanging on to the past. The past cannot be changed.

If you made mistakes they cannot be changed. But guess what just maybe you can make amends for them. If you cannot, just let go and move on.

You need to let go and realise that there is more to come in the future. You have a lot more waiting for you than what you have had in the past. Look, every one of us has made mistakes before.

Learn to deal with your present as you have a better chance of doing the right things now,  than dwelling on the past that cannot be changed.

They say do not cry over spilt milk. True because crying will not help you get more milk. Neither will complaining or blaming anyone change your current situation.

Instead, do something positive that will help change the status quo. Stop the blame game and change the way you think.

Express Yourself Confidently

Every one of us has a right to express ourselves. Everything we do or say is an expression of ourselves.

We are either expressing our thoughts or expressing our emotions most of the time.

You are made or unmade by the things you say or do and not by the things that happen to you.

You have the power and capacity to express yourself positively regardless of your current situation. Always remember that you are in control of yourself.

What you say or do has a lasting impression on your character. You are defined by the expressions you portray to the outside world.

Your life is simply a sum total of your thoughts and the expressions thereof. That is why it is important to guard your mind and your thoughts.


Failure must not be allowed to be a defining factor in your life. Do not accept it but rather use it as a springboard for your success.

Cheers and have a wonderful festive season. Remember Jesus is the reason for celebrating Christmas.