Fall By Maya Angelou Analysis

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CHAPTER 9 – LOSE AND LEARN

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Because it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
― Maya Angelou, American memoirist, poet, and civil rights activist

Oftentimes, people go through life’s troubles. Yet, rather than searching for ways to ameliorate their pressing situations, they escape reality and just live by the hopes that the troubles might disappear eventually over time.

Upon returning, the problem apparently stays. Feeling hopeless and desperate, they continue with their ways of nurturing negative and passive mentalities; and thereby, practically accepting their fate and quitting from moving
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That is no cause for alarm. It is OK. It is as normal as nighttime following daylight. Throughout the ages, it is what people have undergone and done something, which really mattered (overcoming obstacles) along their way to success. You just really ought to manage your mistakes and flip your failures in a more positive way.

Although you have not always heard or read some of the notable success stories of certain people as much as knowing about their successes, it was failure that spurred successful people to strive for the best! You already know how Abraham Lincoln succeeded in life!

The record label of pop singer Lady Gaga dropped her after only three months. When she knew about it, she wept so hard that she cannot utter a single word! That also goes to Theodor Seuss Geisel, notably known as Dr. Seuss, who had his very first book rejected 27 times by various publishers!

Colonel Harland David Sanders had received the ‘pink slip’ from dozens of jobs prior to founding the Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food empire. A similar fate had befallen to Oprah Winfrey and Walt
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–learn taking responsibility for your mistakes. Do not make alibis and excuses; you have no one to blame except yourself.

I AM SORRY! – learn apologizing to whomever became the recipient of the mistake or, to whom the mistake made a great impact. In addition, never forget the importance of forgiving them.

I WILL FIX IT! – learn fixing the mistake, if possible and as soon as possible.

I LEARN FROM IT! – know that learning from mistakes takes time. Never push yourself too hard upon it. The experience alone rather becomes an opportunity for you to grow.

I LET IT GO! – learn letting go of failures. At most, this final step is the most important since it enables yourself releasing all the negative energies you have had from your failure. Focus upon the positives or the lessons, and move on forward,
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