“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 fail by default.”
– J.K. Rowling
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So I failed at something this week, and failure kinda sucks. I took my practical driving test and although I had a very good drive without many minors, I didn’t pass, for something unbelievably simple and annoying that 99% of drivers never do in real life. And honestly, I’m not sure if that makes it more or less annoying than if I had done something really serious. I guess it doesn’t really matter. Either way, you have to jump through the hoops they want and hope it makes you a better driver.
Of course, after this happened I was pretty gutted, annoyed, frustrated (especially as it was £100 down the drain with the knowledge I would have to spend at least another £100), but I consoled myself with the quote above. J.K. Rowling is always right as we all know. 😉 And it’s also in line with another saying, ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’. At the end of the day, we all fail sometimes, but its how we deal with that failure that defines us, and in my case, I booked another driving test the next day, for a couple of weeks time. 🙂 Wish me luck!
Do you agree with J.K. Rowling? How do you deal with failure?
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