My Fav! Quote

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Happy Monday! It’s time for Revenge of Eve‘s series entitled “What’s Your Favorite?” (#wyf) Today Eve asks what your favorite inspirational or motivational quote is.

I know I’ve answered this in one of the blog awards questions, but permit me to repeat it:

“Ever tried. Ever failed. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

The Irish writer, Samuel Beckett, penned that quote. I find it motivational because I often feel like a failure. Many of you know that because of my depression, it’s difficult for me just to shower, and when I don’t, I sometimes feel like a big loser. A big, disgusting loser.

All I can do is try again the next day, and if I still don’t shower, I might at least have changed out of my pajamas. To me, that’s “failing” better. I may not have showered, but I got dressed.

“Failing better” to me means progress. And for someone who’s going through any mental illness, progress is a huge step towards recovery.

Do you have a favorite quote? I’d love to know what it is, and so would Eve! Please visit her blog for the details, and tag her in the comments or in your own post!

Post inspired by What’s Your Favorite? and Daily Prompt: Permit

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