Monday 16 April 2018

It's ok to fail. It's ok not to be the best in the class, and sure is ok not to win every competition you enter.

Now you're all probably thinking what is she on about? But trust me, I have a point. Failure. It's drilled into us from a young age that we should always want to succeed, and I'm not saying forget what you know and start slobbing around the house doing nothing, but what I do mean is that you should work as hard as you can and if the end result is not what you expected. You failed so to speak. It's ok. It's not the end of the world. What you should focus on is what's next.

No one has successfully gone out and done something and first time round got it right every time. I myself have failed many times. I failed my first driving test and I failed at finding journalist jobs. That's life. Did these failures stop me? No. After (a lot of crying) I booked my next driving test and passed a few weeks later. When I couldn't find any journalism jobs I started working harder on my blog and it's now my full time job.

Failure doesn't have to be a negative thing. It's how we react to that failure and what we learn from it that makes it ok. There's that saying, fall seven times, stand up eight times. That's exactly how you should see it. 

That exam you didn't pass, that relationship that broke down, it's ok. As long as you treat it as a lesson, and learn from your mistakes. Didn't revise enough? Got nervous? That's fine, next time take these points on board and work on how to improve where you failed last time.

I'm the sort of person who sees life as what you make it. The harder you work, the more you strive to better yourself, the better your life will be. And I'm slowly learning, it's ok to fail. I'm not a very competitive person, but I am extremely determined. So failure to me just makes me work harder. See your failures as lessons and you'll see how things change for the better.

I was watching something the other day unforutunately I can't remember what it was, but they said to fail fast and fail hard. That way the next time the chance of failure is a lot lower. Since hearing this it has pushed me to put even more of my all into everything that I do. And look at my failures in more of a positive way.


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