Failure, Moving Forward

I’m baaaack.  Today is Life List Club day here at Full-Tilt Backwoods Boogie.  The lovely Jennie Bennett will entertain and educate you on moving forward after failure.

Failure, Moving Forward

It’s that time again! Time for the fun of the #lifelistclub.  Miss Catie’s guest post can be found at Anne-Mahari Simpson’s blog , but for now you’ll have to live with me, Jennie from A Book, A Girl, A Journey.

If you want to be a member of our über cool secret society all you have to do is sign your life away by leaving a comment below I mean, follow this blog, my blog, or any blog on the life list roll you see to your right. Make your own life list and enjoy following us around every-other Friday.

One great thing about the life list club is getting support from others who want to help you achieve your goals.

When I think of the life list club, this quote comes to mind–

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long.

We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious….. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

-Walt Disney

Since I’ve been a contributing member, I’ve really pondered what it means to ‘keep moving forward’.

In the movie from which I derived this quote, Meet the Robinsons, a young boy has a dream of becoming an inventor. This dream is dashed when, once again, his invention fails to work. He sees the failure as sign that it wasn’t meant to be.

Writing a novel can feel the same way. Your short story fell short, again. Your character isn’t fully developed, and you have no idea what to do to change that. Sometimes you’ve just worked so hard and it seems like nothing will ever come of it.

Back to the young boy in the movie – he comes across a family who celebrates his failures.

Celebrates? You say, Why would anyone be happy with failure?  Because failure is what helps us to grow.

Failure can lead to new thought, new paths. If what we did didn’t work, how can we fix it? What’s the big picture of our goal, is it to achieve fame, fortune? Or is it to take pride in the person you’ve become and the journey that lead you there?

Whenever you feel you just don’t have enough, remember those that forged the path ahead you, and always keep moving forward.

If you’re not convinced, here is a video that is sure to motivate you to achieve your dreams.

  

Jennie Bennett is a stay-at-home mom of two kids and the author of the blog, A Book, A Girl, A Journey, which features posts about writing and musing on life.

Her current work in progress is a YA fantasy about a world in need of magic and a girl who can give it.

Find her on Twitter and on Facebook.