Failure hurts. But if we are to have any chance of achieving our goals or deeply-held desires, we must be open to it.
Here are 13 reasons why failure doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
- It allows us to learn.
- It is better to try and fail (and learn) then never give it a go.
- We won’t get better if we are not prepared to fail.
- It keeps us humble.
- Each iteration of failure (or rejection) brings us closer to something that might work.
- It tests whether we are really serious about our goals. If we’re not then we give up. If it is something that we desire strongly then we will keep going.
- It drives us to find a better way.
- Other people can learn from our failures.
- Seeking alternative solutions keeps our brain active and keeps us open to innovative solutions.
- Success, when it arrives, will be so much sweeter, and more fun.
- Our ability to fail, but keep going, inspires other people to have a go at their deepest desires.
- We will understand the value of that success because it has been hard won.
- We can transfer those lessons to other endeavour and maybe achieve those quicker or better than we might otherwise have done.
Originally published at medium.com
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