It takes courage

It takes courage to succeed,

and it takes courage to “fail”.

Accepting that letting go,

not reaching the ideal,

not being first,

not becoming what society tells us

to become or achieve,

takes sometimes more courage

than actually reaching those ideals.

Being a “Failure” in the eyes of others

while knowing deep down

that you have done your best,

have been true to yourself,

have persevered against many odds

and have found yourself –

even if different than others want or expect

and maybe even different than you yourself

might have expected.

“Failure” takes courage,

and it might mean

to succeed in becoming

who you are meant to be,

instead of the roles, functions or images

others prescribe to you.

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