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Why It's Okay to Fail

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I know how hard it is to fail. I've failed miserably in my life.

I know how hard it is to fail. I've failed miserably in my life.

My life has been filled with failures. Some of you may have experienced it as well. I have failed at many things in my life. I have failed at passing the grades, I have failed at starting a business, and I have failed at developing healthy relationships. Back then, the failure of a relationship hurt me the most. I learned a valuable lesson from that failure and wrote this thing to help others who might be in the same situation.

Failures come in different shapes and sizes. Some come from the consequences of our actions while others seem to just be pure bad luck. Regardless of the reasons, we all fail at some point and that's perfectly okay. We learn from them, fix mistakes, move on, grow wiser. We are better for having experienced failure.

Embrace Failure

In my life, I have failed so many times. I had failures at work, relationships, businesses, and even in my career! But these failures have not held me back in any way.

Failure is sometimes the best thing that can happen to you. Even when something big fails, you know it will be better next time. Your business or career would have never taken off the way it did without that night of reflection. Many of us are afraid of failure. We get mad at ourselves for failing and don't want to try again. If we accept failure as part of life, we will not be afraid to try again or succeed.

We All Need a Little Failure to Keep Us Moving Forward

We all have to fail to burnish our resilience, develop perseverance, and learn humility. Failure pushes us to take creative risks, experiment with different approaches, try new things, and venture into the unknown. It teaches us who we are as individuals and what’s realistic to expect from ourselves. Maybe you’re afraid of failure? That’s okay too! Everyone is at some point. But don’t let this fear stop you from trying something new or taking a creative risk. It’s unlikely you will take the same path every time anyway.

Sometimes we need a nudge to remind us that we’re not perfect. it’s necessary to accept the fact that you’re human and sometimes things will slip through the cracks. No matter how well planned your strategy, mistakes are inevitable. It is okay to fail when these things happen. You didn’t lose anything by taking that opportunity. Failure is a necessary part of growth, and it teaches us what we need to know.

Being Perfect Can Be a Trap

Have you ever felt like you need to be perfect in some area of your life? If so, you’re likely suffering from some form of perfectionism and not even realize it!

We strive for perfection in ourselves and our work. However, it can also be a trap. It's easy to become obsessed with perfection and less willing to accept errors or progress sideways.

Perfectionism can be a trap. It can let you down when things aren't going as smoothly as you hoped. Perfectionism can also make you feel overwhelmed and disappointed when you don't reach your goals.

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We set unrealistic standards for ourselves and let our fears stop us from trying new things. This is especially true when it comes to building something, such as a business or invention, that has some risk. Perfection can be detrimental in these situations since it limits your growth. Instead, embrace the journey of learning and growth that comes with failures and learn from them. Learn from your mistakes so you can move on to bigger and better things.

The Risk of Not Trying

Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to accomplish something, but were afraid to tackle the idea? I call these " not yet zones”, where you aren't interested in taking action, but are afraid to admit it. This can be limiting and keep you from reaching your goals.

Fear can be paralyzing. We are afraid to try new things because of fear. There is no need for fear. Daily small steps can help us avoid fear. It is better to take one small step and keep moving forward than to do nothing at all. It's a fear of failure that prevents you from trying new things. Sometimes it's best just to accept failure gracefully because it's just another step in your growth as a person.

Failure Is Where Success Comes from

Everyone thinks of failure as a negative thing. But it’s not. It’s the foundation on which success is built. Winners are all different, but failure is their thing in common. Take failure as an opportunity. It’s the only way you will ever experience success because there are no other opportunities for it to happen without first experiencing failure.

Failure is where success comes from. In every pursuit of knowledge and wisdom, there are failures and successes. Success or failure in your next attempt depends on how you respond. No matter what we do, whether building a new business or working at a job you hate, the key is accepting failure and improving your ability to handle it. There is no reason to be afraid of failure. It is how we learn, grow, and become better at what we do. Fear of failure often arises from not knowing how to deal with it or from thinking we should do something different. However, most failures are just stepping stones on the road to success.

Ways to Bounce Back After a Failure

My life has been filled with failures. I have experienced them all. I have experienced the heartbreak of losing clients, the frustration of lost sales, the embarrassment of a bad date, and the emptiness of being rejected at every turn. However, there are ways to bounce back from failure.

Failures show us that we need more work to do. They help us see new possibilities for ourselves and realize that we're capable of more. They show us that a goal isn't impossible. They show us that something could be done differently. They remind us that it's never too late to make changes to improve our lives. I would go so far as to say that in some ways, failure is the best teacher. It forces you to examine your beliefs and evaluate how you've reacted to the events in your life. In the face of failure, you realize not every idea is worth pursuing, and some decisions will have to be made for you. It can also be a time when you need to remember to appreciate what you have and isn't worth having.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2021 Tantowi Gilang


Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 10, 2021:

Well illustrated. Thanks.

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