Failure. It’s a fact.
You WILL fail. We all fail. Don’t let that be the end of your story.
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
– Samuel Beckett
Every single one of us failed to walk on our first attempt. Some of us got hurt trying. Nonetheless, we continued to get up and try again scars, and all. Each failure was part of the lesson. With each step, we learned more about balance, fine motor skills, and coordination.
Failure is a natural part of the process. Embrace it. Learn from it. Let failure teach you about how to succeed. It is PART of the story, but it isn’t the whole story.
A lesson from Big Bird.
I don’t know when or how this got stuck in my head, but I found myself singing it to my kids when they’d get down about something they failed at. It was typical dad humor, especially when they were in their teens. Nonetheless, there’s truth in it and I hope it gets stuck in your head too.
“Everyone makes mistakes, oh yes they do. Your sister and your brother and your dad and mother too! Big people. Small people. As a matter of fact, all people. Everyone makes mistakes, so why can’t you?” – Big Bird.
Now, go fail at something and learn from it!