And every shooting star
Falling can be beautiful
when you give it
all you’ve got.
– Alicia N Green
Failure is an integral part of life. Failure teaches us what doesn’t work. It challenges us to look at the world differently; to try on a new perspective. To take a line from the book of parenting – it builds character.
Think about it – we value the qualities in others that are a direct result of failure: perseverance, determination, hard work, courage. We celebrate those in society who fight against the odds – the ones who fall down and stand back up countless times – and win.
We fear failure because we’re embarrassed. Because we allow this single action to define the entire culmination of our lives up until this point. We even use the term “failure” to describe who we’ve become. We start to believe that failure is the end of the line.
It doesn’t matter how many times you succeed or how many times you fail. What matters is everything you do in between: what did you learn? What were you able to achieve as a result of every failure that came before?
So give it all you’ve got, even if it brings you crashing down to Earth.
Stop fearing failure. Stand up, brush yourself off, learn, and try again.
What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from failure in your life? Leave me a comment below!