Nobody likes to fail, but if you don't fail at anything, you're not trying hard enough, and what kind of life is that?
It is impossible to live without failing at something,
unless you live so cautiously
that you might as well not have lived at all,
in which case you have failed by default.”
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LIVE WITHOUT FAILING AT SOMETHING
If you've ever lived on this planet, you've failed at something. We all fail. Unless you've lived your life as a monk in some remote mountain cave, cut off from the world, you've failed at something. And that's okay! In fact, it's normal. Failure is part of life; it's one of those things that makes every day interesting and keeps us from getting too comfortable with ourselves or our lives.
Even if you've never failed at anything in your life, whether it be a test or an experiment, you can still relate to the fact that failure is part of what makes us human. No one wins all their battles, and no one's been gifted with a perfect life. If we never failed at something in our lives, we would have no idea how good it feels to succeed at something.
If you're reading this article right now and thinking "I've never failed," then I challenge you to go out today and try something new—something that scares you. Maybe it's jumping into the deep end of the pool when everyone else is treading water on either side; maybe it's asking someone out who has no interest in being asked out (but they'll thank you later). Anytime we do something that challenges us physically or mentally, we're taking risks—and sometimes those risks don't pay off right away. But by pushing ourselves outside our comfort zones just a little bit every day, we learn how resilient we really are—and how much potential there really is within us that goes untapped due to fear of failure or rejection.
WE ALL FAIL IN LIFE
We all fail. Even the most successful people in the world have failed at some point, and you'd be surprised how often they failed before their success. If you're looking for a way to succeed, it's important to learn from failure.
It's only when we fail that we can really see what needs to change in our lives and become better people because of it. Without failure, there would be no opportunity for improvement or growth. We need to embrace failure as part of our lives and not let it get us down—otherwise life will pass us by without us truly living!
I’m not going to lie to you. Failure hurts. It stings. It sucks, sometimes more than anything else in life. But failure is also an essential part of growing up and becoming who we are meant to be as humans. If you don’t fail at something, then you aren’t trying hard enough—and what kind of life is that?