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Don’t Be Afraid To Fail – Failure Is The Biggest Stepping Stone To Success


“What if I fail?” – The most common, the most painful and the most terrifying question that has ever crossed the mind of every living being.

If there’s something we’re the most terrified of, that’s failure, for sure.

People are afraid to fail. It is the truth.

They’re afraid to make a mistake. They’re afraid of what others might think about them. Even worse, they’re afraid of what others might say behind their backs.

They are afraid to be different. They are afraid to get out of the closet. They are afraid to confront the possible risk of not succeeding. They are afraid to stand up and go confidently in the direction of their dreams.

They stop short of realizing their visions, or they don’t even take action in the first place. Because somehow the accent is always put on what would others say, instead of what would we eventually learn from our mistakes.

And it is exactly those insecurities that make people paralyzed. It is the daunting fear of not having the strength to endure the pain of failing that eventually makes their worst nightmares come true.

Little do they know that… Failure is and will always be the best teacher.

I know that this is a cliché thing to say, but it is true.

The main factor that separates the entrepreneurs, geniuses and business magnates from everyone else is not just talent. It’s not just work ethic. A lot of people work hard. It’s not better life opportunities or better training either.

The essential difference that determines how successful you will be in life is FAILURE.

Yes, you read it right.

How you handle your mistakes, setbacks, downs, and failures will eventually determine your journey. Your behavior will determine whether you’ll end up gobbling with the chickens or soar with the mighty eagles.

Failure is the mother of success. It is the stepping stone to your desired goal. It is what crush us, but at the same time makes us ten times stronger than before.

Every single one of us has heard that “you learn from your mistakes”. We’re well aware of that. Intellectually, we understand it. We constantly write it, advice others with it, share it as a motivation, but when it comes to helping ourselves, we suddenly go mute.

Why is it that we cannot emotionally comprehend that failure is not embarrassing or scary, but rather it is what makes us stronger in the long run?

Instead of dreading failure, we need to welcome it as a chariot that arrives to take us to our wildest dreams. Failure is an integral part of our lives. Without it, we could never learn the most important lessons out there.

Think of it like a delayed success. Like a feedback. Failure is painful, but at the same time it also provides us with the essential information about where we did wrong and what can we do to correct ourselves for the next time.

This is why we shouldn’t be afraid to fail. Failure shouldn’t be dreaded, nor avoided. We should be curious about it. We should pick it up, no matter how ugly it looks, and we should carefully analyze it.

We should find a way to understand the reasons for our setbacks.

What part of our plan didn’t work out, how can we better ourselves and what can we change to make things work the next time we try?  

Failure shouldn’t scare you. It should motivate you to stand up and continue fighting.

So, don’t go hard on yourself. Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be embarrassed to speak up even if you don’t know what you’re going to say. Don’t get angry for messing things up.

Pick yourself up and keep going!