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Don't Worry About Failures, Worry About the Chances You Miss When You Don't Even Try - Jack Canfield

Don’t Worry About Failures, Worry About the Chances You Miss When You Don’t Even Try – Jack Canfield

When was the last time you failed?

Failing isn’t a matter of if, but when. We all fail – sometimes a little and sometimes a lot. But failure isn’t a bad thing. Failure is good, because it teaches us so much about ourselves and about life.

Sure, failing is never fun, and it often hurts in some way, too. But once we get passed the first stages of pain – and, usually, the blow to our fragile ego – we have the opportunity to rise again, and try again. And this is where we become who we are, where we build character and become stronger.

Plus, just imagine what you will miss out on if you keep from trying anything new, or anything that intrigues you! You will end up constantly running in place, stomping over and over until you’ve dug yourself a hole that will only grow deeper and deeper.

Turns out, it’s when we don’t try at all that we truly fail… Trying is never an actual failure, it just means that we were testing the ice, and found that it wasn’t quite thick enough to carry us yet. Trying and failing is life and the universe hinting at us that we need to do things a little differently.

Keep in mind that when you try, there is as much of a chance for you to succeed at what you’ve taken on, as there is for you to fail. So, what if you’ll succeed? Wouldn’t you rather try and perhaps succeed, than to not have tried at all and fail at life?

Don’t Worry About Failures, Worry About the Chances You Miss When You Don’t Even Try – Jack Canfield
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For years, I have lived by the rule that nothing is too big or too scary to do; anything that anyone else can do, I can do, too. And now, since about a year back, I have decided to make it my life mission to make you understand your abilities and your strengths, to help you live the life you've always dreamed of. It's time we take over that steering wheel of life! It's time we start living our lives and not just waiting for "other stuff" to happen! Join me in my journey, and please, share yours with me over at www.johannarosberg.wordpress.com
  • Sparky Jen

    In my opinion, failure is feedback. By trying new things, I am choosing to fail forward in life. The feedback I receive makes it easier to learn and grow from my experiences, which I must say have been a interesting to say the least. I need new and different to thrive in my life. The oops actually boost my intention to keep going —> forward!

  • LC

    We get so caught up in worrying about other people’s perspective on our failures that most of us quit before we even start. The ice analogy is spot on.

  • This is great, and I so agree with you! Thanks for sharing this!

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