One-Liner Wednesday — The Flavor of Success


“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

Author Truman Capote

Is failing at something a motivating factor that drives you to try even harder to achieve success? Or does failure after failure become so discouraging that it causes you to give up?

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

13 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — The Flavor of Success

  1. Dan Antion September 19, 2018 / 3:59 am

    I find failure to usually be a stepping stone that ultimately takes me forward. They haven’t all gotten there yet, but I’m willing to wait,

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  2. cagedunn September 19, 2018 / 4:26 am

    The push is when people say “See, you failed. You’ll never do it.” My response is always “You just wait and see,” but quietly. Failure is no more than learning, but someone mocking is enough to push me further than usual (competitive nature).

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    • Donné September 19, 2018 / 4:56 am

      Fall down seven times get up eight…. mockery drives us to kick ass and stand up victorious

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  3. Donné September 19, 2018 / 4:54 am

    Fall down seven times get up eight…. as long as you bounce back and get up you’re not a failure.

    I sometimes have to try try try again to get things to go the way they should… it doesnt mean failure if you keep trying.

    If you stay down… you fail. So get up one more time than you have fallen and it shall come to pass.

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  4. Sight11 September 19, 2018 / 5:30 am

    Give up.. I know you don’t. Mrs Fandango is a prime example to prove your, let’s say, persistent nature.

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  5. Paula Light September 19, 2018 / 6:13 am

    It depends. Sometimes I want to keep trying; other times I take the failure as a sign to start something new.

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  6. Laura September 19, 2018 / 10:30 am

    You know, I have a nasty habit of beating myself up for failing. It takes a while to dig out from under that so success can be tricky.

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    • Fandango September 19, 2018 / 10:42 am

      I think, to an extent, we all do that. No one strives for failure.


  7. J-Dub September 19, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    Depends on the goal. Sometimes failure helps me realize another path was better. I change my goal. Other times I fail and I am inspired to find another way to reach the original goal.

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  8. Marilyn Armstrong September 20, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    For me, one serious failure often convinces me to try something different. I am NOT equally talented at everything and sometimes, I try something at which I’m really not very good. If I know already that this is not a strong area for me, I move on to something for which I have more ability. And I also don’t finish boring books, so there.

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    • Fandango September 20, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      I, too, can’t finish boring books. And generally, if I know I’m not good at something, I generally don’t even try to do it, since I know the odds are that I won’t succeed.


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