“What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.”
– Wendell Phillips (Lawyer, Slavery Abolitionist)
As I ruminate over 2013, I have realized I am only just starting to truly (madly, deeply) understand that idea.
It’s exciting, because with it arrives the notion that “defeat” or “failure” hold no power over you.
In fact, they are simply constructs in your head. You call it “defeat.” But what it actually is is a necessary and useful and positive step toward getting that which you seek.
(Thanks to Don Yaeger for sharing the words.)