Yes, I am contradicting the phrase “failure is not an option”.
Rather, I feel as though humans make failure such an easy option, that the fight against it is made more strenuous. Telling yourself that you will never be anyone of significance, or that you lack the capability to exceed, just pushes you further back. The question is, why? Why do we feel the need to do so?
The need, perhaps, lies in the another human trait; the desire to be like those surrounding you. Whether for your benefit or downfall; at least you have someone in line behind you who will fall in just the same way.
Ask yourself this… Is it necessary?