Failure is the most important step to reaching success, but it can still feel like it’s crushing your soul.
Most people we see as role models were once failures. The problem with youths is that they want to plant a seed and expect it to grow within minutes. Some don’t even plant seeds at all and expect a forest. Failure is a normal thing in life but just because you failed once doesn’t mean you should so quick to call it quits (there are some exemptions).
IT REMINDS YOU THAT YOU’RE ONLY HUMAN: We are all flawed. Not one human on this earth has succeeded in everything they have attempted. That’s okay; we’re not perfect beings and we’re not meant to be.
BECAUSE NOTHING WORTH WHILE EVER COMES EASY: Even things that you like doing, whether it be your job or being in a relationship, will have moments that are difficult. There will be times that you fail; you may lose a client or you and your partner get into a huge fight because of something you did. Whatever it may be, those failures push you to work harder and do better in the future.
IT MAKES YOU MORE FOCUSED ON SUCCESS: A wise sage named Chumbawumba once said, “I get knocked down but I get up again. You’re never gonna keep me down.” Once you fail something in your life, it makes you even more determined to get it right the next time. And even though it might seem like the easiest way is to give up, stay focused.
IT HELPS YOU BUILD YOUR CHARACTER: Maybe that breakup hurts a lot right now, but in 10 years when you’re settled down and happy with someone, you’ll be able to look back on your past failed relationships and talk about how they helped you grow as a person. Sometimes we have to be thankful for our failures because they helped us understand what we DIDN’T want.
IT SERVES AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE: When you fail, you’re able to look at what happened and learn and grow from it. You can analyze what went wrong, what mistakes you made, and figure out how to succeed next ti
AIDS YOU HELP OTHERS TO SUCCEED: When you fail at something, you learn from it. And you’re able to impart this wisdom to others in the same predicament as you were. Failed that quiz in your class? At least you can tell all of your friends in the next period what to study for. Is your friend going through a problem at his job? You’re able to advise him and give him real, helpful advice to apply to him situation because of your past failures.