Lol! Someone asked me why the headline of this story is a bit confusing.
Read the article below to understand why you need to learn from failures.
We were all born to fail, but not to fail in that way that the majority of people look at it these days. We were born to fail because we were born to learn.
Failing is actually really good, so long as you take steps to learn from the failure and move forward to a solution.
Take learning to walk for example, did you just try once, fall down and think “Oh well, I guess I’ll never walk”. Or did you keep trying and after 1000s of failures, finally succeed?
Somewhere along the way we, we were all told that failure was a bad thing. We were all told that mistakes were a bad thing, yet it is mistakes and learning from them, that allow us to be able to do anything.
Once upon a time I couldn’t write. Then I tried for a few years and made 1000’s more mistakes, maybe 100’s of 1000’s of mistakes, and now I can write blogs online with ease.
If we weren’t born to fail, we would be born with nothing to learn. If we had nothing to learn, what would be the point of being born? Everything would have already been done. So why live if you’re not failing and learning and growing? 3 Reasons Why You Were Born To Fail.
- Failure is how you learn. Learning is essential for personal growth, happiness and fulfillment.
- If you aren’t failing and learning, you aren’t growing. If you aren’t growing, you’re dying. We were born to live, so we were born to learn.
- Failing can be tough, and it can test your character. Out of these failures, you not only learn solutions and how to do things differently, but you become stronger. The simplest example of this is when a butterfly comes out of a cocoon, it struggles for its life to get out, coming within inches of death. But the struggle to get out strengthens its wings and allows it to fly strongly. If the butterfly doesn’t learn through that struggle, it can’t fly properly and will die prematurely.
The question that has no doubt crossed your mind is, “If failing is so good, why do I think it’s so bad and in fact am scared of it”?
The funny thing is, what we call our “education system”, indoctrinates into us into thinking that failure is bad. It also takes the emphasis away from learning and puts more emphasis on the prize for getting it right, when the reward should be for the learning process, not the end result.