“When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” – Ellen DeGeneres
Failure is the word that anyone wouldn’t want, that anyone is scared of.
But for me, having failure is perfectly normal. Why? It’s because people make mistakes. But after that mistake, we should know how to change what we lack. There’s no such thing as giving up when we make mistakes. They say that “even the best fall down sometimes” and it’s true. It’s not always that we’re above them, sometimes, we have our weaknesses that makes us fall without knowing.
A good example of it was our competition lately, we are known best among the rest during competitions at our school. We often have awards every time we participate on competitions, we always fight with pride.
Unfortunately, we didn’t win, even a place. We fell.
We saw our opponent cheering and celebrating when they get a place while us… just a normal and blank face. I kept saying “it’s okay” and keeping them positive, but it has no effect. They say that this is the first time they didn’t get a place.
And I must say, they really want to win.
Of course, I also want to win. But, I can’t see the “hard work”that they want to win. No offense, though. It’s because we lack of having motivation and it seems like we don’t have their support. And that causes us to lose, to fall.
That loss didn’t affect me that much. Why? Because I already embraced that loss and I know that it’s not only my loss. But our loss. And I know that soon, we’ll stand and fight again. Conquering our fears and weaknesses that causes us to fall, but we’ll come back strong and ready to win the fight.
Failure made me realize many things.
Failure is also a blessing in disguise. As I said, it makes me realize things that I’m not good enough. Failure made me rise from being “nothing”. I learned how to lose, how to embrace misfortunes, and how to stand up from falling.
I must say, that it’s okay to fail. Only if we change and replace what we lack, that leads us to success. And it would be worth it.