Dare to fail

They say luck is something that happens to other people.

They also say that you’re not a failure until you blame someone else. Or something else.

I have never considered myself to be particularly talented. I struggle a lot. I have a lot of trouble writing, and it’s one thing I have been doing for a long, long time. All else feels almost impossible. It makes me feel sad, it makes me feel angry.

It seems so unfair.

Why does it have to be this hard?

The truth is, I am not particularly lucky. I am not that smart. I am not good looking.

And neither are you.

Compare these factors alone, there will always be someone better.

Trust me, there’s someone out there who does exactly the thing you are best at in half the time and twice as best. Or is better paid for it. Or earns a lot more appreciation for it.

There’s someone out there who’s everything you wish to be but are not.

But none of those things really matter.

Because the only thing that matters is that you have this one talent: that you never quit.


Let this be your mantra. Write it on your wall. On all the walls. On everything. Recite it. Set it as your Wi-Fi password.

“My only talent is that I just don’t quit.”

And sooner or later, you’ll get everything you want in this world.

You cannot control the often bizarre factors that influence your life. You cannot change the genes that were passed down to you, or the education you received.

In fact, you’ll never be able to change what you did until this moment.

So why bother about it all?

Nothing can beat you unless you give up.

You only fail if you try to excuse yourself.

Bad luck is for those who didn’t work hard enough.

You know it’s true. I know it’s true.

It’s the most difficult thing in the world: to take responsibility for your life.

You are the captain of this ship.


“Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You’re the only one who can do it permanently.”Zig Ziglar


You are the only one who’s ever going to save you. Or give you what you want.

If you’re thinking “yes, but…” don’t. Just don’t. You know they are all excuses.

Because there is someone else in this world…

No matter the amount of bad luck, or the setbacks, or the tragedies that you have encountered in your life, there’s someone else who’s had it much, much worse and, in spite of it all, managed to achieve the thing you are afraid of fighting for.


7 comments on “Dare to fail

  1. Joel F says:

    Beautiful. Thanks for this very inspiring post Cristian. Made me smile.

  2. kathrynash says:

    So absolutely true. The very least we can ask of ourselves is to just keep doing what we are good at. Thanks for this brilliant post.

  3. I wouldn’t say the only talent is I just don’t quit. Maybe: My BIGGEST talent is I just don’t quit.

  4. chomskyweb says:

    luv it…so inspirational

  5. I needed this more than ever today. As I stood at work, contemplating how I was going to tell my mentor and best friend that I can no longer continue, that I need to move on and find th career that is better suited to me, it hurt. I don’t ever quit. I don’t ever stop trying to be the best me I can be today. And there I stood, ready to give it all up, because I am struggling.
    So thank you!!! I will live this, I will teach this, I will be this.

  6. Love the post. I try to live this mantra every day. Thanks for the Follow!

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