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Failure Is Not An Option... Sometimes Is The Only Choice.

"Failure is not an option" is a phrase thrown around every so often when we want to appear strong and committed towards a goal. I personally hate it. I think it puts unnecessary pressure on those of us that are not natural-born fighters, or maybe it’s that I'm just as afraid of failure as everyone else. See, we have this fear towards losing that we go above and beyond to avoid anything or anyone that could represent failure. We underestimate the value that failure has in our lives. Truth is, we learn more from our failures than we do from our success. This past summer this phrase went to a whole new level when I spent some days with a family friend that got hip replacement surgery. You might say now, why is that so unique? See, this friend is only 3'2'' and was told at a very young age she would not be able to walk for the most part of her life. She defied the odds and has been walking her whole life. As she took her first steps the day after the s…

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