A person is great not because that person has not failed. A person is great because that person has not let his or her failure stop them. It's not in our best interest to get upset or discouraged when we cross paths with failure. Think about it, no person was made great by complaining while in the face of adversity.
I am not the one who will declare that you must be a certain race, gender, class, or from a certain community in order to succeed. I believe that success doesn't discriminate. In fact, success is in the reach of all of us only if we think and act to succeed. The first step of thinking and acting to succeed is knowing how to perceive failure.
Failure is a teacher who teaches many lessons in her class only for those who pay attention. Many of us fail the class not because failure isn't teaching, but because the students of failure are not paying attention. They look at failure as if one couldn't teach them anything. They look at failure as a punisher rather than a teacher. Therefore, they change nothing and gain nothing. They continue to act as a practitioner of a losing game. I proclaim we who never change a losing game will always suffer from a loser's pain.
I hope this enlightenment up lifts someone spirits. Please don't judge me by my appearance nor age and be on the lookout for more extraordinary blogs.