We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
– Maya Angelou
Meaning of this quote:
Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose, but what is more important is to not let ourselves feel defeated in our own eyes. Winning and losing are parts of the game, but taking part is what matters.
There is no such thing as a defeat, especially if we refuse to give up and learn from it. Either we win or we learn. Always remember that the winner is the one who never gives up until he or she succeeds.
Success and failure are two sides of one coin, they cannot exist without one another, they can only coexist. Take failure as a learning opportunity, and let the tough challenges make you stronger than ever.
The key is to not follow anything blindly and to know when to keep continuing and when to give up. It is not just about moving forward; it is about moving in the right direction.
No one can stop you except you
When it comes to possibilities, the sky’s the limit. No one can cap a limit, except you. Do not let someone else’s limited vision limit yours.
While constructive criticism is always more than welcome, make sure that the opinions of others make you, not break you. Realize that what you think of yourself is more important than what others think about you.
Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.
– Roy T. Bennett
The best way to fail at something is to avoid taking participation. Isn’t it that we fail at the same time when we decide to not try again?
Not trying something is synonymous with failure; it’s better to try and fail than not trying at all. Don’t let fear of failure limit your vision, recognize that the biggest mistake is not participating in the process.
Overcome fear of defeat by taking the first step, get yourself familiar with the defeat, get comfortable with uncomfortable, and let challenges help you to push your boundaries.
Claim back your power
Realize that life is a gift. As there’s one famous quote by Confucius: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.“
No one else can make you feel good or bad, or defeated. It’s all in your mind; only you can ignite those feelings. Claim back your power and realize that obstacles are part of nature and overcoming them is what makes our life more interesting and fulfilling.
Every great thing starts with courage, hard work, and planning, while It ends with the lack of it. Courage is everything, courage is to take the first step and try for it regardless of higher chances of failure.
The best way to learn is to try while having no participation does not yield any results. It is better to try and lose than to lose it from the outset by refusing to participate.
No matter how difficult or easy it gets, keep going forward without losing hope or confidence. There’s no reason to lose hope or confidence.
Optimism leads to success, but over-optimism may lead to disappointment. Optimism is key, but keep your approach realistic at the same time. All it takes is the perfect balance of optimism and realism.
While success and failure are a part of the game, what is more important is how you perceive or feel after meeting the one. You can still feel defeated after winning or vice versa. The way we think defines everything. With the right mindset, hard work, planning, and perseverance, there’s no such thing as defeat.
Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
– Ralph Ellison