Failure! a topic that is too sensitive, perhaps underrated and less talked about. In a society full of flashy objects and picture perfect life, we don’t dare to talk about our failures. Jeeze! how could we? we’re too busy editing pictures and pretending to be too perfect. No body broadcasts their failures and brag about them. If we pay attention, everything we see around us is a result of accumulated failures. We only see the finished product and not how it got here.
It’s ok to lose and fail sometimes you know. We shouldn’t be scared to fail. In fact, the more we fail the closer we get to making it. Failure is part of the game. It is part of life. I think failure is not the opposite of success. Fear is the opposite of success. Failure is just part of the journey and success.
I think the issue is not failing but perhaps not getting up and fighting back again. Because it’s easier to give up. The more you fail, the more you know how to deal with it and position yourself better for the next time you mess up. 🙂
We get headaches when we overthink things and when we worry too much about failing. Some people don’t like to fail at all and so they don’t try. I’d say not trying is a massive failure and a risky business.
If you think about it, we have a 50/50 chance. Why focus our beautiful mind on failing. What if we don’t. This is precisely the reason why I’m not scared to play with fire. Because I know it is part of success. I do it knowing it could burn me but I don’t want to miss out on the lessons and the growth I could get from it. It helps me recognise the areas where I need to work on and it definitely helps me get closer to where want to get.
Thomas Edison made 1000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When he got asked, how did it feel to fail 1000 times? he replied, “I did’t fail 1000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1000 steps.“. What a Gangster response!!! my kind of man.
Fear is just an illusion. We feed it sooo much energy that we begin to believe it is real.
Let’s begin our journey planning to win but if we don’t, at least we’ll get some valuable experience out of it. In the end, we’re not really failing are we? Well, it depends which angle we’re looking at it from.
Having said that though, I was not like this all the time. In fact I used to run the opposite direction of fear and would not do anything because I was too afraid to fail. #Notanymore
Remember we always have a choice. we get to choose which attitude we’re gonna wear. What does your outfit look like today?
Always with Love- Bersi x0x0