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Embracing Failure


Either you win or learn

I am sure you have heard the saying, that  “I never lose, either I win or learn”.

Losing is failure, and I am writing about embracing failure today because I have FAILED. In fact, I have failed so many times, it’s embarrassing.

Even worse, I have failed dismally, over and over again, huge failures that have cost me a lot in my life. I am talking about the kind of failures where you lose everything you have, and you watch years of hard work just down the drain, the kind of failures where you drastically have to downgrade your life, failures that if you really allow yourself to get deep into it will cause you to be depressed and just collapse into tears.

The kind of failures where friends have left, family members just do not want to hear, failure where you hit rock  bottom that the only thing to do is to be brave and start afresh.

Yea, I have failed. And as heartbreaking as failure can be at times, it teaches us lessons that winning does not.

Why We Should Embrace Failure

In failure are great lessons

Like I said, failure teaches you things that you wouldn’t have learned had you succeeded. It could be a lesson about you, or it could be a lesson about the journey or it could be a lesson about business. When you fail, without a doubt you learn something that you can carry with you forward, something that makes you a better person, something that you can apply in the future. Everyone who has failed at something becomes a little wiser because of that experience.

Failure forces you to grow

When you fail, you are forced to look at your actions, and the decisions that led to those actions. Also, you are forced to look into yourself, because while you take a knock because you failed, there has to be something in you for you to keep going forward.

It is in failing that a sharper, wiser and stronger you is sculpted. Life is about growth, it’s about evolving, and being stagnant is just not allowed. Failing at something sucks, there’s no doubt about that. However, in time you get to understand that as hurt as you may have been from the failure,its part of your journey, which you will celebrate one day.


Failure is a hard pill to swallow, but without it, the success wouldn’t be as sweet.

And if it was easy to accomplish the things we want to, we probably wouldn’t be as grateful. And though its had to deal with failure, it’s really just preparation for what is to come.

Embrace failure, recognise the chance to learn, get yourself back up and try again

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