After Graduation I hope we keep failing – by Corey Marie Beattie

Why would I suggest that we keep failing? Because we usually don’t get things right the first time. Thomas Edison said he didn’t fail inventing the light bulb, he learned 10,000 ways it didn’t work. If one try doesn’t work, or a hundred or a thousand, we haven’t failed. We just haven’t found the way that does work. The way you handle failure is all in the way you look at it.

Today we graduate from high school but we still have a long life to live and what is life without failures?

Helen Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, said: “Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose…not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember,”

It’s the same thing after getting a brain injury. I am relearning everything which I used to take for granted. Life lessons are harder than what you learn in school; however, you can never give up and never give in. What about all of you? How do you think about failing? Does it discourage you or push you to learn how to overcome your personal challenge?

I don’t consider myself a failure, I am just a human being learning some lessons from my challenge. I hope that we all keep failing so we can learn great things and hopefully inspire others to keep going when they think they’ve failed.

Congratulations Class of 2014