Failure is an optionPosted: February 25, 2012
No one likes to fail. Fear of failing at something is what makes most of us not try in the first place; and yet…
Think about those time you did fail and once you got over the initial shock, shame, embarrassment or whatever, didn’t you come out of it a little bit wiser? Didn’t you feel that actually that wasn’t so bad and next time I’ll know what to do differently?
More importantly, when you really think about it didn’t failure drive some inner creative urge that you might not even have known you had?
Failure, in moderation at least, is good for all of us. Whilst we should not deliberately set out to fail we should at least strive to try different things occasionally and not worry so much about the possibility of failing. You might even learn something new?
As blogger and author Hugh MacLeod says
“For me, it [failure] always inspired me to do better, somehow. I never gave up. So this kind of adversity-induced inspiration sorta became my “muse” after a while.“
How is ‘failure’ going to inspire you to do better?’