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I’m such a failure!

I’m such a failure!

Ever tried something new and failed miserably at it? Yeh? Haven’t we all!

The problem is that sometimes when we fail at something which is important to us we become our own worst enemy and say things to ourselves like…

“I’m stupid”
“I’m an idiot”
“Why did I think I could do that”
“I’m so embarrassed”
“Why, oh why, did I do that”

No one likes to fail, but failing at something can be a positive experience even if you don’t think so at the time. I’ve failed on numerous occasions (who hasn’t) and my first reaction is to go and hide away for a bit and feel sorry for myself. But, after a while I get fed up with that and although I might still feel sad or upset I start to think about the experience in a different way, and you should too.

Firstly, you tried something new. So, so, so many people never try anything new, but you did!

Secondly, I bet you learned something. Think about what you would do differently.

So, next time you fail, instead of beating yourself up about it, accept that everyone fails sometimes and it is just part of the journey to becoming even better and more knowledgeable than you are already.

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

Henry Ford

 

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