“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
American novelist Herman Melville’s quote reminds us to be an original despite failing because no one wants to succeed being a copycat of something that has already been done. Each of us is unique. We have different skillsets that make us into who we are.
When we fail that does not mean we are ourselves are failures but rather the task at hand or whatever we were attempting to achieve did not go in our favor. That is expected to happen as it is a part of life and part of our evolution as the person we are destined to become. If everything went according to plan we’d never face adversity or loss.
No one wants the standard quo with no variety. How boring is that? Originality is what is wanted and needed. When our moral compass leads us rather than other factors we will discover our authentic self.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards defining/refining your own moral compass?