Friday, April 8, 2016

F is for Failure

F is for Failure. Failure is such an ugly word. Who of us hasn’t felt the sting of a foot in the mouth, fall on your face, complete and total failure. If you have not suffered the soul sucking effects of a personal failure, you are either a child (in which case, your time is coming) or you are living in a fantasy world. Failure can crush you if you allow it. But failure can also be a good thing.

                How can failure be positive? Failure teaches us. We learn that we aren’t infallible or perfect. We learn to pick ourselves up and try again. Failure teaches us that there is often more than one way to accomplish our goals. Many times a failure can cause us to change the direction we are going. That change may result in finding a more satisfying outcome; one we didn’t know we were searching for in the first place. Most highly accomplished individuals, if they are honest, will admit that they failed as much as they succeeded.

                It is up to each individual to decide how to react to failures in life. Will you wallow in your ineptitude? Will you allow a failure to beat you? Will you get right up and try again? Will you shift your focus and try something else? It is up to you. F is for Failure. #atozchallenge
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