Make Friends With Failure

This can be tough to hear, but our ability to be successful correlates with our tolerance of failure.

If you ‘can’t’ fail, you can’t succeed.

Getting things wrong, making mistakes, learning and trying again- THAT is how we progress at everything we learn. There is no route to success that bypasses failure along the way.

The good news is, you’ve failed plenty and it hasn’t killed you yet. In fact, some of those failures have gotten you this far, so perhaps it’s time to change how you view failure?

Perhaps it may be time to allow for the idea that failure is a – the – path to growth?

Maybe you’re never going to want to be its friend, but maybe it might be time to consider that it’s not your enemy?

What do you think?

And if you have started to use failure as a teacher and embrace it as part of the journey, what has that changed for you? How has it helped you, do you think?

2 thoughts on “Make Friends With Failure

  1. How do you keep this going when the failure has gone on for many years? I’ve always had such a good attitude and not been worried about failure but after SO many years of seeing no success there is nothing left, my tank is empty! The “bank account” is overdrawn.

    • I’m so sorry to hear that Dawn, that is not easy 🙁 It depends on what we mean by ‘failure’ – and I’m not trying to make light or play word games with what you’re feeling, I am saying this because depending what the ‘failure’ looks like, there are going to be different ways to tackle it. If you’re not already in my free group, please join it so I can get more information and we can start your journey back into the ‘black’. Please don’t beat yourself up in the meantime, be gentle with yourself and let’s work out the best way forward.

      The group is and I’ll look forward to seeing you in there.

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