We’re pleased to introduce you to Greymate, Jack McDaniel. Jack recently wrote To My Daughter Upon Graduating High School and shared it with us because he felt it offered a great lesson to our community.
Check out this excerpt of Jack’s letter:
To my daughter upon graduating high school,
I have many expectations of you, not the least of which is this: I expect you to fail. A lot, and often.
I don’t say this because I am angry or doubtful of your future. Quite the opposite. I say this because I love you and only want the best for you.
Failure – true failure – isn’t the lack of success. It’s the inability to start.
Failure – true failure – isn’t the lack of success. It’s the inability to start. Some like to view this starting point as a leap of faith. But faith has nothing to do with it. Faith is pretending to know something you don’t know. You won’t need to pretend. The knowledge is yours; it is in you already. You will only need to trust yourself.
What did your parents teach you about failure?