Failing as a Path to Success
[Editor's Note: Failure. It's a word that stops people in their tracks. It's like the big F-word. Yet, we will all fail. If you aren't failing once in a while, you aren't up to big enough stuff. Here's a great post about failing your way to success. - Paula G]
Failing My Way to Success
Failure – curious word – seems so indistinct and feeble when it slips off the tongue. But its bitter sting is in that very vagueness that masks a word so powerful - because “failure,” “failing,” is truly in the eye of the beholder, and as a result its influence can be very broad and paralyzing.
When we are younger, we are never told that it is ok to fail – that failure is acceptable, that sometimes we fail in order to succeed. No, rather, we are always directed to chose paths, lives, situations that are more guaranteed to direct us away from even the possibility of failure. Failure – it’s like the other F-word – profanity in its own right.
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