Failure. We look at that word in such a negative context, when we should really do so. Not all failures are bad. Repeat that one more time. Failures are not all bad. I have failed more than I’ve succeeded. Hasn’t everybody? It’s a matter of statistics, really. The only difference between a master and a student is this simple fact – A master has failed more times than a student has tried.
Failing is part of the life experience. You will be bruised, betrayed, left behind, rejected and discouraged. That doesn’t matter. It is what you when you find yourself feeling this way that counts. It takes strength to say “their loss” and move on. The act of letting go of what you thought things should be is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
Failures Happen For A Reason
Many times the reasons are not apparent to us when we fail. But often it is a blessing in disguise. Be proud that you tried something, that you loved, and learn from the experience. Recognize that the world did not end, that you are still standing and moving forward you know better for the next time. Trust me, there is always a next time.
I am reminded of this quote by Albert Einstein “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Think about it. If you sit in a bubble and do nothing how interesting is life? Not very, right. So allow yourself some grace and understand that failure is part of the experience.
Failure gives a better place to start anew. We start off from a position of knowledge that help ensure success the next time. Sure it doesn’t feel all that great at the time we fail. It may smart for a little. That is okay. Get up and start again. You will be glad that you did.