Last Updated on March 1, 2021 by Rob Arthur
Many of us see failure as a scarlet letter.
A reflection of our own inherent lack of value.
Something to be avoided at all costs.
Even if that means giving up.
Even if that means aiming low.
Even if that means never getting started.
This is a misunderstanding of the nature of failure.
There are so many reasons we fail.
Not having the right information.
Not performing well enough when it matters.
Not choosing the right path or option.
These are no reflection of personal worth.
These are simply opportunities.
To do and be better tomorrow than we are today.
To become who we need to be for success.
Seeing failure as only one part of a bigger process.
You might not know what to do.
You might not execute as needed.
You might not make the right decision.
You might fail, frequently, consistently, and repeatedly.
Let that failure cultivate growth and learning.
Keep the long game in mind.
Micro failure leads to macro success.
Be patient with yourself.
Be forgiving of yourself.
Be honest with yourself.
You can never be perfect.
You can always be better.
You’ve got this.