A friend who was about to go into inpatient treatment for the second or third time asked me if I thought she was a failure for ‘not succeeding’ the previous attempts. I told her no, because there’s a huge difference between ‘failure’ and ‘not succeeding.’ The only failure in my book is not finding the courage to try. A lot of the time, that means setting aside our pride and our own self-perceptions of how we ‘should’ be able to do this or that without assistance, and that can take a whole lot of courage.
Excerpt from my latest post. You read can read it here