Failure, a word that has a negative connotation to it and is something no one ever wants to hear. People will tell you to give up on your dreams and desires because success is really rare and is something very few obtain. However, what if I told you that failure was absolutely necessary? Still don’t believe me? Here are ten reasons why.
1. It’s going to keep happening
I know that’s extremely blunt and not very subtle but it’s the truth. As long as you live you will face a few failures; so you might as well embrace them.
2. It’s not fatal
Just because you fail at something doesn’t mean it’s the END of the world , not even yours. If anything it either means you a) need to find another way of approaching it or b) whatever it is you’re pursuing isn’t quite suited for the bigger talent you’re trying to provide it.
3. You learn your true strengths
That’s right, even though you may have failed your perseverance shines any way; it shows a trait or traits worth admiring.
4. You learn your weaknesses
So, maybe you are the fairest in the land but even you have weaknesses, and that is totally OK ! It’s actually in failure that you should embrace your weaknesses the most to know how to be humble when you finally reach your goals.
5. Self Motivation
Well this is a harder one. It’s hard because when we’ve failed at something we look to others for a push back into the right direction. Unfortunately when this happens you lose the momentum to pick up your own feet and start over; you also allow others to possibly hold your past baggage over your head once you do succeed. So it is ESSENTIAL that you learn how to be your own catalyst !
6. You learn something new
Every day is a learning experience; so why should your failures be any different? Don’t be stubborn to the fact that you’ve failed at something instead learn how to improve and carry on.
7. You’re someone’s inspiration
Believe it or not someone is looking up to you. You don’t have to be the most influential person to make a difference in someone’s life. So remember when you succeed that your protege is inspired by YOU.
8. Better things are coming
Whether you’ve failed in sports, school, love, or being Internet famous understand that it DOESN’T stop there. It’s really easy to get caught up in our failures when we feel that whatever it is we were pursuing was destined to be our IT factor, but you have to be open to the fact things change. Stop and acknowledge that maybe that particular sport, major, guy/girl, or particular internet talent wasn’t meant for you. Perhaps for all your wonderful uniqueness something AMAZING is actually waiting for you!
Now because you have so many wonderful things coming your way, you can’t stay in the same slump and mind frame you were in when you failed. Why? Well simple how are you going to handle all that greatness once it’s bestowed on you when you’re being a Debbie downer?
10. Failures your friend and it wants you to grow
Ultimately failure isn’t around to put you down or make you frustrated; It is there to help you grow. You may not see it now and you might want time to think it over, believe me I get it, but if you take anything away from this take away how you’re going to be just fine ! life is about growing and obtaining wisdom along the way. Don’t walk through life in darkness when the stars are showing you guidance and promise.
Until next time,