Updated: Oct 9, 2019
It’s no secret that our worst fear is often failure. But what if failure was actually a good and best thing happened to you?
“Failure is success in progress,” Albert Einstein once said.
Failure creates extraordinary change.
Failure can act as a seed for two things: a road to despair or a springboard to growth. What comes out of the initial failure is entirely up to the person who “failed.”
It’s easy to become downtrodden, depressed and lose motivation when things don’t go as planned. Instead, use the failure as a mechanism to reset your perspective and see things with new perspective, make a mental change or embark on a new, much-needed direction.
Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.
While the thought of flinging your hands in the air and walking away is all too appealing, take a second to connect with the people who have been there and survived.
“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
“We don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”