Learning From Failure with Michael Mastrucci (@themacrodiabetic)

Failure is commonly associated with negative implications and it’s easy to understand why. We set out to reach a goal, meet a deadline, learn a new skill, etc. and at times fall short and feel like throwing in the towel on our endeavors.

But when things get complicated or near impossible to do, should we give up? Should we expect and embrace failure, or never take risks at all and live behind the security of familiarity and comfort?

With 2 schools of thought I often find myself tossing between:

1️⃣ If it’s not a ‘hell yes’ it’s a ‘hell no’! And

2️⃣ Plan to fail in order to learn from mistakes, make adjustments and get it right next time.

Though one might yield less risk over reward, avoiding failures completely is no way to learn or grow. It’s GOOD to test your limits (whether mental or physical), even if that leads to knocking you on your butt for a while. You see, those instances when we do fail, are important. It’s not a time to chok it up to us being inadequate or a failure ourselves. Rather, to discover what our strengths and weaknesses are…and even finding a way to use those weaknesses to our advantage.

It’s ok to give up on pursuits, but only if you learn or develop experience from them for your next bout. Why just give up and do nothing after that? Always seek progress regardless whether it’s physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or otherwise.

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