Don’t let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.
– Babe Ruth
You’ve heard that before right? Good. Maybe now you’ll actually believe it and apply it. We all think of failure as this death sentence to our destiny but it isn’t!!! Failure is the best thing that can happen to some of us, it can either push you down or push you forward. I urge you to fail forward.
If Oprah Winfrey hadn’t been fired earlier in her career, chances are we would not know her name! We cringe at failure, but it’s such a beautiful thing. Failing at something just means we figured out that this thing right here… Won’t work. That’s more information than you had before you tried it!
“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” Morihei Ueshiba
There is no success without failure. Don’t allow your mind to be clouded with what others may think of you. Don’t allow what their opinions may be, to stop you from trying. Just go!
Here’s 5 reasons you shouldn’t fear failure:
1. But did you die?!
Yeah it may have felt like your world ended but it didn’t… It didn’t kill you and you learned something.
2. Who cares?!
If nobody knew about your failure, would you still be as upset? Probably not! The people who watch you fail, will also be the people who watch it work. Don’t sweat it.
3. You actually tried!
I know it seems cliche but it’s just true! Most dreams never make it pass the imagination but you put your plan to action! You deserve a cookie, unless you failed at a cookie business then… Sorry!
4. You can try again!
Now that you know what won’t with, you can figure out what does! In the timeless words of the late Aaliyah “Dust yourself off and try again”.
5. We need you!
Someone in this world needs you to invent that product, write that book, finish that course, learn that language, start that business or whatever you’re purposed to do! So do it!
See there? Failing isn’t so bad! But pickles? Yuck! Lol
Live a little, love a lot, I hate pickles!
– ShaKeisha M.