Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your Tuesday so far. After a long day of work and finishing up some homework (online summer classes are not super fun!) I am here to speak about something that is a kind of controversy in our society: failure.

From a young age, we grow up with all of these notions that we have to be perfect and we have to succeed and always be right and never do anything wrong. We grow up learning that to make a mistake is to be a failure. And no one wants to be a failure.

But, personally, I think that’s a wrong view for us to have. What I’ve come to realize is that not only is failure inevitable at times, it can also be a good thing. Failing at something can teach us important lessons of how to pick ourselves back up, move forward, and how to succeed later on. The right kind of failure can motivate us to go after what we want and work harder than ever before.

Unfortunately, the pressure society places on us makes us afraid to fail. And sometimes that fear can manifest itself in us being too afraid to even try. But this fear, this hesitation to go after what we want, seems to me to be much worse than failure itself. Because by not trying, by not going after what we want, we will never have a chance of getting it at all.

So I hope after reading this that you start to accept the possibility of failure. I hope that you allow all of your failings to motivate you to push yourself harder, to explore unknown territory, and to soar. I hope that you don’t allow your fear of failing or making a mistake to ever get in the way of your journey moving forward.

That’s all for now. Follow me on Twitter @CaseyDonart. And as always, feel free to leave me a comment below.

xoxo Casey

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