I was thinking today about the concept of failure. In our culture, we attach this negative connotation to the word, but is it really? What's so bad about things not working out the way you had hoped? As long as you are continuing your journey, what's the harm in a speed bump or detour? Not to say that this idea has been a cake walk for me to grasp and practice (hello, impatience and perfectionism), but I now know the power of failing. I understand the importance of knowing what I don't want or what doesn't work for me and that it's equally as important as knowing what I do want.
With that, I was also thinking about giving up. It's fascinating to think that as long as you keep truckin on your path, you will reach your goals eventually, so why does anyone ever give up? It might take longer than expected, but effort in the direction of your goals will inevitably get you there. Giving up takes you off the path completely and guarantees the outcome of never reaching your goals.
Failure and giving up, they both reside solely in the mind - we made them up. Which is cool, because that takes a lot of pressure off of having to worry about them! What's the point of worry about something that doesn't exist? Literally, no point. Like not at all. Go fail your ass off!