10 Reasons How Failure is the Way to Success
Posted on September 21, 2014
Epic Fail? No worries.
You probably think I’m crazy. How can failing be succeeding at the same time? Well, don’t stone me just yet. I have proof.
Failure is figuratively falling off your horse. But figuratively falling also lets you, uh, figuratively stand up and literally learn and start again. You may have tried doing things over and over. Maybe each try didn’t end as well as you envisioned. But you don’t have a monopoly on failure! It can happen to anyone.
You can’t really succeed if you haven’t failed at least once (heck, Abe Lincoln failed so many times it’s embarrassing. Did that stop him from becoming president and freeing the slaves? You, my friend, don’t even have slaves to free so that makes things marginally easier, eh?).
Failure is your first step to succeeding. Here are the reasons why failure is the way to success:
Life is not a bed of roses. Everybody is destined to face obstacles in life. Our everyday routine is full of challenges. Who hasn’t experienced a traffic jam? Who hasn’t experienced running late to an appointment? You aren’t the only one experiencing these predicaments.
Success comes from hard work. Thomas Edison didn’t just sleep, wake up and realize that he had discovered the electric light. He studied, worked hard and dedicated time and effort. It wasn’t until many sleepless nights later that he had a successful invention.
Failure is the best teacher. This has been said over and over again. That’s because it’s true. Let’s say you answered a question wrong in a test. Once you realize it’s wrong and get the chance for a do-over, would you still answer the same way?
Failure reveals our limitations. Once you’ve failed, you tend to plan ahead and have a course of action to avoid meeting your limit.
A man who has not tasted failure doesn’t know success. The phrase itself tells it all. Even the richest person on earth has failed before. They learned from their failures. Success without failure is almost not possible.
There is no such thing as a perfect life. Do you know anybody who has a perfect life (if you do, introduce me, j/k)? No one’s perfect and that’s the truth. It is your choice to make your life better even after you’ve failed.
The honest truth about life. You’ve seen successful people boasting of their winnings and accomplishments in life. No really likes to brag about their failures. It doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen.
Improve yourself. What there are things that we need to change in ourselves to avoid committing the same mistake?
Life is like a roller coaster. Yes, you will experience going up and going down and probably puking our guts out at some point. It doesn’t mean you won’t have a time of it. Treat your life as if you’re really riding the roller coaster. Enjoy it, have fun and make the most out of it.
Failure teaches us to be a sport. Accepting failure and continuing where you’ve stopped is already a gesture of being a sport. Would crying your heart out the whole day in your room change the results of your basketball game? No. it’s done and there’s no turning back. So, instead of crying, how would you cope up? It’s up to you. Accept it and move on, or break your heart and fail again.
Failing doesn’t sound very glamorous. That’s because it’s not. But that doesn’t mean it’s a worthless experience. It may on fact lead you on to a more successful life.