Fail Better

Ever tried something new and failed miserably (raises hand)? I think we all have at some point. And if you have never failed at something, as the saying goes, you’re not doing anything worthwhile. Whether it’s trying a new diet at the start of the new year, then finding yourself sneaking powdered doughnuts into your purse by mid-January or launching a new business, only to learn that your learning curve is greater than you’d initially thought, failure is inevitable. The key to success is not only not giving up, but also walking away with the lesson so that next time you can


Failing better probably sounds like an oxymoron, right? Like how can I be good at doing something bad and that actually be a good thing? It’s because when you get better at failing, you’re actually growing because…

  • You’re more likely to try new things in the future.
  • You know what doesn’t work so that you can modify your next attempt, or scrap the idea altogether.
  • You’re stretching yourself. It’s the only way to know your true capabilities.
  • It keeps things in perspective. It’s difficult to be arrogant when you’re not on top.
  • Every failed attempt gets you one step closer to your goal.

So, if you’re reading this, it’s because it was meant for you at this moment. Let it serve as a reminder that shit gets hard sometimes, and things don’t always go your way, but if you’re persistent and purposeful, you are well on your way to success.

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