Try and Fail

Failure is the building block of success. Failure is what’s probably going to happen when you step outside your comfort zone.

Simply put, whenever you’re going to try something for the first time, you’ll probably fail. But it’s the only way you’ll ever be able to learn how to do it.

In theory there’s no difference between theory and practice, but… from a practical standpoint there is a difference.

The only to learn how to do something is to do it. And you’ll fail. Over and over again. Better and better until you get it perfectly.

The idea is to welcome failure as feedback. Nothing more, nothing less. Of course, failure hurts our egoes, but we should also understand that failure is a lesson. There’s more to learn, something to improve upon.

Of you invest time and energy you can turn any failure into success.

It is that simple.

But is anything but easy…

32 Comments

  1. Thank you for this post. My personality has a tendency to view failure as personal and an affront to my ability to contribute. I really appreciate this reminder.

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  2. Perhaps my most recent encounter with ongoing failure is my weekly driving lessons😅 I think I’m getting there, but it’ll definitely take time.

    This failure, however, hurts my ego much less than most. I try to keep in mind the ideas you mentioned in your post, but it can be hard when the stakes are raised. The more the success matters to me, the harder it is for me to accept failure. But like I said, I’ll keep the ideas you mentioned in mind.

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    1. But it’s a process. That’s the trick. Failure is temporary, unless you give up or blame someone else.

      That’s how we learn. We actually don’t learn by doing it right as many times as needed, but by doing it wrong enough times, so we figure out how to properly do something.

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