Why it is Important to Fail in Life

“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling

I started off with this quote because you might actually listen to someone more renowned than myself along with this quote being spot on. Rowling talks about the importance failure is in life and how it pushes you to be a stronger person.  Rowling also says people talk about success all the time and that couldn’t be more true, they always talk about what they did right but never critique themselves on what they did wrong. They either do not say anything because they do not want people to see them as perfect or they do not try anything new that could potentially lead to failure. If you do not try because you are afraid to fail you are not going to learn anything and although you may be in your comfort zone, the problem is you will not learn anything to better yourself.

Failure at least for me is the ultimate teacher and what always truly makes me look at a situation whether academically, at work, or in life. Failing is so valuable because when you are put in an actual situation where you fail you have that fire lit under you in search of how to improve for next time or how to fix what you messed up. In academics and in life I have made many mistakes that have taught me valuable lessons; and yeah although my life is not perfect I would not have it any other way.


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