Thank Goodness I Failed!
I know what you’re thinking, who in the heck is thankful for failing? I am and so should you, here is why.
Failure is something many people do not want to associate with. It is something they will not even admit to themselves because everyone wants to be a winner and no one wants to be a loser or thought of as having failed. But failure is one of the most humbling experiences you’ll ever have to go through in your life.
A failed relationship, failure at school, failure in business or work and so on… Failure is humbling. Both success and failure are a part of life and often you will find that there is no success, no meaningful success anyway without failure.
Robert T Kiyosaki said:
Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.
Powerful words right? A lot of times, the fear of failure holds us back from being great. If you are afraid to fail, concerned with what people think of you, you will always hold back a part of yourself and thus can never truly be your authentic self.
I have found that in spite of trying to be perfect, trying not to fail, I end up doing just the opposite. Being imperfect and failing. So why not just let go? Why not let go of what is holding us back knowing that failure is part of the learning process? It’s the fear of judgement and caring about what others think that holds us back most of the time.
I read a quote that said, failure seems to be nature’s plan for preparing us for great responsibilities. If you think about it that way, surely you should be less afraid to fail?
Today, I challenge you as I challenge myself to do one thing that scares you. One thing that is out of your comfort zone and whether you ‘fail’ or ‘succeed’, promise yourself to focus more on the effort – conquering your fear/s rather than the outcome of the challenge.
And if you fail, thank goodness you failed because it is all part of the learning.
How have you conquered your fear of failure?