Quote of the Day: F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat” (F.Scott Fitzgerald, brainyquote.com).
Today I thought I would post a quote about perseverance. I thought this quote was very inspiring and realistic at the same time. Fitzgerald admits that we all at some point are “defeated,” or make mistakes. In my opinion, he is saying that one defeat should not determine the success of your endeavors. Yes, a mistake was made, but you should not give up on dreams, aspirations, or ideas because of a mistake. I truly believe that we learn from our mistakes and we internalize them. If we do not make mistakes how can we learn from them? Once we accept our “defeat” though we can try again and hopefully be successful.
What do you think Fitzgerald meant by “defeat”? Do you find this quote inspiring? Have you ever had a moment where you felt like giving up, but kept on going?
Thanks for reading!
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