Failure – a myth that needs to be busted!
Have you ever heard of the saying, “Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up?” There is not a person on this planet that hasn’t failed at something; no matter how good they might think they are.
While some may think that failing is a sign of weakness, I am here to tell you that the myth has just been busted! Failure is a crucial part of being human and, like it or not, failure can bring your life to a complete standstill at times. This includes financial strain, relationship issues and any other aspect of your life you are trying to make a success out of.
Why you need to fail
In order to learn the correct way of doing something, you need to fail. That is what it is all about! Take, for example, the first step or two a baby takes. Those little feet will wobble, topple over and fall many times but in the end, those feet will learn to stand on their own. It is only a matter of learning and in order to learn; those feet need to fail first.
What lessons do we learn when failing?
To help you better understand the importance of failing, have a look at these lessons you learn when wanting to pull every hair from your head in frustration at failing.
When failing, you gain a huge amount of life experience. It gives to the opportunity to reflect upon the actions leading up to your failure and assists you in gathering the necessary experience to improve your state-of-mind and future self.
Knowledge is power and with power, you can do anything you put your mind to. Even though you fail a thousand times, you are helping yourself and others in the same situation gain access to the knowledge you need in order to succeed. Think of it this way; Thomas Edison didn’t invent the first light bulb by succeeding at the first attempt. It took many failures and many setbacks in order to create something we nowadays almost can’t live with at all!
When you fail and get back up, you are not only giving it another try; you are growing as a human being. If you want to improve your standing, you need to grow, reflect and give yourself room to make a few mistakes along the way.
If you don’t fail, you will never learn what the true value of succeeding means. Value is something you learn when failing and it gives you the perspective to revisit your end goal. By adding value to your failures, you can take a negative situation and turn it into a positive one; thus making success easier to reach!
Remember that failure is never seen as a complete fail unless you get back up and give it another try. With that being said, failure turned into positivity is not a failure at all. The only failure that keeps you seeing things in a negative light is a complete fail. So get back into your saddle as the failure myth has just been busted!