Definition of Failure
Lack of success. Omission of occurrence or performance

Synonyms for failure
Negligence, remissness, non-observance, non-performance, dereliction, omission, neglect, oversight.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


Failure is impossible. –Susan B. Anthony
Failure is an attitude. Having an attitude of failure can’t help us. It can only hurt us.
It can grow into a way of life.
So, when we feel like failures, we’d better look at our attitudes.

An attitude of failure often comes from making mistakes.
But we can learn to see our mistakes as lessons.
This turns mistakes into gains, not failures.
Sometimes, we try to do things that just can’t be done.

When we act like we can control others, we’re going to fail.
When we act like we know everything, we’re going to fail.
If we try to act like God, we’re going to fail.

We can’t control others.
We can’t know everything.
We’re not God. We’re human.
If we act human, we’ve already won. –Keep It Simple | More…


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