How To Grow From Failure: In My Experience

Failure is something that everyone has been apprehensive about at least once in their life. Failing can make you feel the loss of confidence, mad, annoyed, fearful, desperate, and miserable. Now, what is failing? For me failing can come in multiple forms like losing, getting a bad grade on a test, disappointing someone, incompletion, or not being successful. Usually, failing is something everyone avoids but can failure actually teach someone something? Is it truly something to always be so afraid of? 

I don’t like to fail or lose (who does?) so you can imagine how I would react if I worked hard on something and end up failing.”

— Annabelle Flores

I can get irritated, stressed, and annoyed to the point where I lose hope and patience when I fail. When I start to feel these emotions I remember that feeling this way won’t get me anywhere. A few ways I get into a better mindset after failing are taking deep breaths, accepting things, doing something therapeutic, or petting my cat.  

Something I always do after failing is adapt. Being able to adapt to situations that I have been in has helped me achieve more things. After failure, the best thing you can do is pick yourself up and learn from your mistakes or you’ll get nowhere. After I realize that a setback isn’t the most terrible thing in the world I adapt to the situation that I am in and make the best of it. gives a quote that says “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.-Winston Churchill” What I think this quote means is that failure is not the end of things and that making the best out of your situation is what counts.

Failing is universally perceived to be terrifying to the point where everyone averts themselves from it at all costs. Failing is avoided by everyone even me but failing and success come had in hand. said “Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something -Morihei Ueshiba” What I interpret from this quote is that failure is what makes people grow because it gives you experience. What you take away from failing is the most important thing because if you don’t learn from mistakes you are bound to make them again. Failing can be hard for me because I can end up losing hope and not wanting to try again. Yet, in the end, I know that failure is a part of accomplishing challenges and obstacles in my life. Failing for me is not always looked at so harshly because there is an upside to it and that is experience. 

In the end, I don’t think that my failure should be looked at as a setback but as a chance to learn from my mistakes. Failing can be infuriating but the only thing that helps me grow from it is by learning from my failures and moving forward. I believe that failing isn’t something someone should be terribly afraid of and that if you do come across failure remembering to look at it differently is the best thing you can do.


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