I realize that a writer’s business is setting fire to Piggy Sneed-and trying to save him-again and again; forever.
When your success hovers from one person to the other, it will definitely get to someone who will regard it as failure.
I’m no stranger to fucking up.
Do you know how does it feel failing every day?
You get used to it.
Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.
The small launch bay was littered with debris. A powerful breeze tore at his black silk shirt as Kilroy made his way across it to the waiting shuttle, evoking a feeling like the fingers of fate were caressing his body. “The Hammer
Sometimes stories get on my nerves–especially the ones where unfair things keep happening to the hero over and over, for no reason at all, and he valiantly overcomes it all.
Life isn’t like that.
Not every hero can stay valiant. Sometimes, they can’t even stay a hero, so what does that make them? A failure? A pussy? A total failure jerkwad with no hope on the horizon save finding a cemetery and digging rectangles in the ground for the town drunk?
Don’t let your failures define you.
Let them refine you.
The shark had never begged Jonah in order to get him swallowed; Jonah’s own actions took him into the shark’s belly! Failure may not chase after you, but when you miss your way, you will rather go chasing failure!
In most cases, failure is not determined by the obstacles we face, but by how we approach them and what our perceptions whisper to when on encountering eventualities.