Failure is perspective

A snapshot in time to give

Objective measure a fixed goal

Reaching does not make you whole


A view that’s short term

Value what you learn

As you get here to there

Your lesson will be clear


What’s missing for you to do

A change in beingness too

Use missed goals as motivation

Success tomorrow your salvation


Failure a step on your path

Resist generating your own wrath

Develop perspective context too

Guide others how to talk to you


One step another playing the game

Losing today no sense of shame

Critical failure that is well known

Pick up marbles and head for home


Failure not getting knocked down

Failure staying on the ground

When low facing a cusp

Time to pick yourself up


No failure if you play

Don’t give up go away

Anything of great meaning

Play hard with presence beaming


What was learned when you did not reach a goal?

Did it inspire higher aspirations?

– Stewart Levine ©

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