Why Failure Is The Best Teacher
One thing I hear over-and-over again from people is that they’re afraid to fail. They’re afraid of what others will think about them if they fumble towards their goals. They’re afraid to endure the pain of falling short: and so, they make fears their reality. Little do they know that failure is the best teacher.
- Stop performing
Do you find yourself constantly trying to make everything polished and perfect? Does everyone think you’re amazing – all the time? It can be an addictive and wonderful feeling, but there is better ones. Like what? Try being liked for who you really are! Instead of perfection, aim for genuine. This will help you feel more grounded and capable of accepting failures and successes, alike.
- Lean into your mistakes
If you’re screwing up, let yourself screw up. It can even be fun. Take it from me – a self-professed serious person. Make a point of not taking yourself too seriously. Just remember that the general population of the earth is 7.125 billion. You are just one of those people roaming the earth with your mediocre problems. Enjoy yourself, friend!
- See your mistakes as opportunities
There is something to be gained from every instance of failure. How can you turn the coal of your moment into a diamond? Take them as an opportunity to learn.
- Give credit to and enjoy your strengths and limitations
A funny thing happens when you embrace your strengths or limitations – you become better able to embrace its opposite. This means you increasingly step into your true self and start to understand that failure is the best teacher.
See it as a gift: When you’re willing to accept your limitations, everyone around you breathes a bit easier. This is because when you accept your shortcomings, you create an environment of love and acceptance that helps helps everyone around you heal, themselves.
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