Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. ~ Samuel Beckett
I first heard this quote on the television show Criminal Minds around the same time I decided to quit drinking. As I was putting my life back together after I did quit and I was learning how to become human again the words and meaning of them applied to what I was experiencing during that time. I say ‘become human’ because I literally had to relearn a lot of things I was taught as a child such as bathing and eating regularly.
Not everything I was doing to become human again was working. It was a process of trial and error. I had a lot of errors during that time but even though they were errors I was at least trying to make progress and moving in a direction that success could be achieved. That’s what mattered and still matters to this day.
Failures can lead to success but you must first put out the effort to fail or succeed. Always remember to never give up!