I was talking with someone on the phone yesterday and the conversation of overcoming failure came up.
This type of conversation always stirs my imagination because the keys to success are rooted in overcoming our failures.
I know, that goes against the grain of everyone gets a medal no matter where you finish but hear me out.
Most people make the mistake of thinking that just because they failed at something, they should just move on.
Or, if they failed it meant they were never meant to succeed at it. Wrong, wrong, wrong!
When you're trying to accomplish something, failure is actually the best thing that can happen to you.
Do you think the light bulb was invented the first time around? No! In fact, Thomas Edison took thousands of tries to get it just right!
Failure makes you a stronger person. Imagine what it would be like if everything you did always went your way.
Imagine that you were successful at everything you attempted your whole life and then one day it happened... you failed!
You failed so badly that it caused you to lose everything. How in the world would you deal with that failure if you've never had to overcome an obstacle before?
Failing allows you to become more resilient so you can always figure out a way to move forward.
The first wheel may have been square, and it moved, but it was wobbly and eventually fell over, but the inventors never gave up!
They began to figure out how to make it rounder so it would roll smoothly.
You can do the same in your life! You can't give up, you have to pick yourself up and figure out a way to roll forward, stronger than ever!