I was talking with a friend last week about failure. When we dug into it, one of the scariest parts about failure is how its perceived by others. The fall we can handle, people seeing the fall—that’s the hard part.
But it got me thinking, there’s one very important point about failure we forget. Accepting failure could be one of the bravest things we can do. It’s complacency—or staying in a rut just for fear of leaving that’s easy to do. Failure, if you take it head on, can be beautiful and should actually celebrated.
What would it look like if we celebrated our failures or the failures of others? If we looked at failure as an act of bravery. If we saw the courage, hard work, and character that goes into admitting failure.
I think a lot more of us would be willing to step out of our comfort zones, go beyond the routine, and try for something only our heart can see.
This week, I celebrate your failures, and my own. I see them as acts of bravery, as trying something we hadn’t yet known but eventually learned from. I let them snuff out my fears and fuel my next reach. I wish that for you, too.
Bravery isn’t always pretty.
I follow my heart’s mission despite the
fear of how others may perceive it.
Have a happy & healthy week.