To fail doesn’t mean that you are a failure. You are not a failure if you fail but take that failure to learn and to progress. Failure should be praised, it should be thought, and it should be appreciated.
The word “Failure” and “Failing” is associated to negativity and a sense of worthlessness. Since we were small we have heard that if you fail you are no good, that failure is something you should avoid, and almost be ashamed of. Why do we teach our kids to fear, fear? We should encourage kids to fail, we should put ourselves through it because if we never fail how can we progress? When we keep doing things the exact same way we’ve always been doing it how can we ever become better than that? Humans need to keep walking forward, we need to see growth and results. We need to feel that we are accomplishing something, this is crucial for human well being. That’s why we see people who has been doing the same thing for years being miserable and stuck in a cycle of “just doing” and no growing. They haven’t taken any risks, they haven’t challenged themselves or been outside their comfort zone. Why is that? Well, the simple answer is basically that we are afraid to fail.
It’s time to change the concept of failure. It’s time to take failure form the negative side and embrace it over at the positives. Failure is key! Failure leads to progress! You have to make mistakes to learn form them, and become better. Failure should be your best friend, and your partner who backs you up when you made a mistake.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I step out in the world acting like I’m the most confident lady out there not giving a flying fuck about messing up, making mistakes, and failing. It’s damn scary! And I have a lot of work to do in this area myself! The first step though is to start changing our mindset and how we deal with failure. Just get out there and fail a little! It ain’t going to kill you!