Failure: Everything’s ok …unless you are an antelope



When it comes to failure, the first thing that comes to my mind is this proverb:

“One man’s trash is another man’s rubbish.”

Wait, what? En, no, I think it goes:

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”


Applied to failure, I personally like to think of it as:

One person’s failure is another person’s ‘you know what, it’s not that bad and I did actually learn some things’.


Or my other favourite: If you’re still failing then your expectations simply aren’t low enough!


I can’t believe neither one of these existed yet (according to a quick google search), so here you go.

Feel free to use it next time you are scared of failure, need something for your social media post, or when you are preparing for a faux inspirational talk.