Dear Son, Failure Is Temporary, Quitting Is Permanent (Choose Wisely) Quitting is scary as hades. Dear Son, it rarely gets any clearer than this. Failure is temporary, don’t let it scare you. Quitting is permanent, let it scare you into not doing it. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.