Posts Tagged ‘failure’

Goals. We all need them.  There are people out there who wander around with  no goals at all. They’re the ones we’ll call “Drifters.”  Drifters go from point A to point B without any clear sense of where they are going, what they are doing, or how they are going to get there? Why? Because they don’t make any goals for themselves. They coast through life that way.

It’s okay if you prefer to live that way. But, I don’t see how you would be able to successfully achieve anything.  That’s what goals are for. They are there to make us better and stronger people.  We learn from them and when we accomplish said goals, we are allowed that feeling of pride. Like we have done something right.

Unlike the drifters, the Go-Getters are the ones who making these goals and are doing what they can to make them happen. They don’t sit back and wait for success to come to them. They go out and make that success a reality. If they fail, they just get right back and start again. There’s no drifting for them. They’re flying to the finish line.

We all have moments where we desire to be a drifter because that’s the “safe” route.  They’re motto is: you can’t fail if you don’t try. But, is that true? Do you really avoid failure if you don’t try at all? I don’t think so. I think you’re really failing yourself if you don’t try hard at what you want to do. You’re not bettering yourself. You’re dragging yourself down deeper by pushing those dreams away.

I keep these things in mind every time I sit down and write. I remind myself of why I have these goals. Why am I doing this? Could I just quit? The answers to those questions is: I’m doing this because it’s what I was meant to do. And no. I can’t quit. You should never quit.

The battle of choosing to be a drifter or a go-getter will always be out there. You won’t ever see a time when there weren’t both. That’s okay. Think about what you want to do. Do you want to live life as a drifter or a go-getter? Do you have goals you want to accomplish but are too scared of failure? How can you get past that? What can you do to be a go-getter?

Don’t be afraid to go for what you want. Don’t be afraid of failure because the experience is worth it.


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It is the first day of January’s poetry weekend! 🙂 It’ll be a great time so sit back, relax, and enjoy some poetry from me to you.  Note: All of these poems you are reading tonight are written by me so please don’t take them and make them into your own. Everything on this blog is apart of my copyright. Thanks. 🙂

So, let’s get to it, shall we?

The Game

I played the game
and I ended up losing.
It was something you wanted
and you became the victor.
In the end, you stood proudly
on that tall podium,
the bright gold medal shining
on your proud chest.
I stood on the sidelines,
nothing but a dejected loser.
Never a champion in your eyes.
You were the one who wanted to play.
You were the one with the victory.
I played my very best,
but I ended up losing.


Maybe I should give you my resume,
Just so you can see my skills on paper.
They can be right in front of you
and you still wouldn’t see.
Maybe you just don’t want to.
Just maybe she is better for you.
I’m sure she could give you so much.
But I guarantee I could give you the world.
A little belief goes a very long way.
A little trust makes all the difference.
I could give you the world,
but you decided to take mine away.

Personal Demon

You are a shadow in the dark,
a ghost with a story to tell.
You soon came to haunt me
with your bright red eyes
and gleaming white teeth.
You became my personal demon.
Something I had to conquer.
Go ahead and slink in the shadows.
I can feel your presence nightly.
You don’t scare me anymore.
You can’t intimidate me.
I believe in your existence,
but I won’t believe in your lies.

Tomorrow, I want to put the spotlight on you. So send me your poems by tonight (Friday)  and I will post them for all to see. 🙂 It’s a great way to share your work with others and let others experience your creativity. So e-mail those poems to me at thestoryinme@gmail.com.

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