Sunday, December 18, 2011

success and failure

Which is more useful, which is less ...

To be confirmed or comforted by your successes or to be confirmed or comforted by your defeats? Defeats can be haunting and adhesive, but are successes any different?

I don't know the answers, but I suspect they lie in the arena of confirmation and comfort.


  1. Well gee's seeing as how there is a choice being confirmed and comforted by successes would be the smart way to go . But indeed they do get stale afterawhile . So it is important to keep up the habit of success . It seems to me though that weather im chasing success or failure im still chasing . There comes a point in time when you have to stop , Just stop and sit !! hmmmmmm ...I should listen to myself more o0ften lol...Anita

  2. Oh if only it were that simple!

    Success and Failure might be just what others see. You might not even realize there was either. Both can take you by surprise when you see them in another's eyes.

    What if neither brings comfirmation or comfort? What if both bring doubt? What did I do to succeed? What did I do to fail? Maybe it was luck? How can you know? Pick a narrative and off you go. Is it real? Who can know?