Let’s talk about the word failure. It has such a negative connotation associated with it. Nobody wants to fail. That means you’re not good enough and you couldn’t live up to the expectations. The problem with this word is that it’s seen as a dead end. You’ve failed and that’s it. However, if you rethink your paradigm, failure is just part of the process. It’s not a wall, it’s the speed bump that sends you in the right direction. It’s like they say, “You wouldn’t even know the good is without the bad,” right?
I want you to start thinking of failure as a crucial step in success. If you don’t fail, you won’t learn how to do something correctly, which direction to take, or how to avoid unnecessary outcomes as you continue forward. You need to start asking yourself, “What can I fail at today?” All this means is what have you tried and thus what have you learned. Kids would never learn to walk, read and write if they didn’t fail at it first. It’s necessary right? Of course you have to fall to walk. Everyone knows that. Stop thinking of failure as….failure! It’s just another word for first-hand knowledge. It means you’re not done yet. You can’t fail if keep going.
So keep going and fail! Find out something new and seek out those learning moments.
You hold the key