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Failing at Life

In life, there are certain things that you cannot take control of. This is a fundamental truth. There will be times where no matter how hard you try, no matter how much work you put into something, it will simply not work out. It is important to recognize these situations and remember that it is okay to fail. It’s okay to look upon uncontrollable situations and realize that they are a part of your life. It’s also important to realize that these uncontrollable failures, as painful as they might be, are crucial to transforming us into the person we are today.  As human beings, we inherently see failure as the antagonist in our lives. We are afraid of it. So afraid that we become shackled by it. We transform ourselves into creatures that are too fearful to make the wrong moves and suffer failure. This is not adequate to live your life and is the reason why I will introduce hree reasons to be okay with failure. 

 

 

  • Everyone fails

 

It’s important to recognize that as debilitating as it may seem, failure is something that happens to every single human being on this planet. Because of this, people can relate to failure. Your friends will understand and help you when you could not accomplish something. They will support you if you have the courage to come out and admit your failure instead of trying to hide it. Many people do not realize that failure is normal because in our society we are constantly reminded of people who have achieved the pinnacle of success in their lives and thus, in comparison,  we feel like lesser people when we fail. 

 

 

  • Failure eliminates fear

 

The fear of failure is one of the most effective deterrents to action that exists in this world. It is usually the perpetually fear of not being able to do something that stops us from ever trying to do it. While this may seem inescapable, the experience of actually failing removes the fear we feel when falling in the future. Once we actually fail at something and see that the world has not ended we then realize that failure is nothing to be afraid about. 

 

 

  • Failure helps us learn 

 

At its core, failure is a learning experience. It gives us a reality check and shows us that we do not have control over everything. It shows us the hard work required to succeed in the future and what not to do. It is exactly what we need to learn and grow.

Davi Lima

Davi, is a 11th grader. He writes sports editorials and is a web designer for the Newspaper Team. His favorite sport is soccer.

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