I love video games, sometimes too much. They are a mindless form of entertainment that allow me to zone out from the day and have a good time. Video games these days have become like interactive movies, rewarding you with super long cut scenes and awesome endings. If you're anything like me, by the time you get to the end you've probably died countless times. The greatest joy of video games, however, is the ability to restart, to pick up where you left off. You might fail but you never really lose.
It's the same thing in life and the things we do on a regular basis. You might find yourself failing countless times, but you always get to choose whether or not you continue on. Unfortunately you can't choose whether or not you fail or succeed. However, you do get to decide how far you are willing to push yourself. Stretching your limits not only makes you a stronger person, but it helps you to respect the success even more. I can't tell you the number of times I've said, "Well, if this or that doesn't happen, I'm going to put down writing for good." And here I am. Still typing away.
I wish I could say that I was done with failure. I was that I could tell you right now that The Last Human Chef was going to be a smashing success and change the world. The truth is I don't really know what the future holds for me. The only thing I know for sure is I'll never stop trying. I'm a true believer that there's only so much failure you'll hit before you finally reach success. I'm excited for what the future holds.