Blog Post # 296 – Working Towards Failure

Everybody enjoys succeeding.

Success is a noble aim.

A goal to be achieved.

But let’s give a shout out to working towards failure.

Failure is a powerful teacher.

It teaches us what we did wrong.

Failure instructs that we are unbreakable.

That we can get up again and try for success once more.

Failure may be upsetting, embarrassing and/or disheartening.

But success can only teach us so much.

When we try something new or aim for a new plateau, we have to be willing to fail.

We must.

Otherwise, the successes won’t be as sweet.

When we work on strengthening our muscles, we have to allow for failure.

We push ourselves as hard as possible, but understand that sometimes the weights fight back.

On the topic of failure, Thomas Edison said “I have not failed 10,000 times—I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.”

This must be our mindset.

This must be our teacher.

For today, let us seek for improvement.

And to honestly let go of the result.

Go for it.