Quotes To Ponder – Failure vs. Success (?)

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

“Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.” ~ Sumner Redstone

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” ~ J. K. Rowling

Salt and pepper.

Up and down.

Full and empty.

I give these examples as they are frequently seen as opposites, but are often paired together. Is this likewise with failure and success? Is it possible for good to exist without its counterpart, bad? Or, can we, as a race in general, be happy without ever having to feel sadness? In searching for the answers to these questions there is a realization that throughout history we find countless times in which great people have experienced failure before success. As we come to find out failure may not be the opposite of success, but merely the steps we take to get there.

Quotes To Ponder – Change

“Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” ~ Sydney J. Harris

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” ~ Anatole France

“Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Change is always open to equal opportunity in our lives for good, as well as bad. As a part of our nature we long for better, whether it is for a promotion, a new house, or even a better relationship with family members. We cannot stop change, nor can we hope to control or manipulate it. This a crucial piece of life as it fuels innovation, begins and ends, and pushes our perspective on life.