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Failing Your Way to Success

Aug 31, 07:04 PM

By Joe Z Mairura

Failure.

There’s one word we are all don’t like being associated with.

Failing sucks

Ask anyone who has had to endure it, they will attest to it. Yet in a strange sort of way it’s an essential part of our growth.

We have a troubled relationship with failure. We don’t like talking about it. There almost a societal imprint of shame associated with it. Words like: ‘loser’ ‘good for nothing’ waste of space’ and more than I care not to mention, spring to mind

But is failing per se, bad, or is it the meanings we have come to attribute to it that are so destructive?
There is no shame in failing. Our failures are “building blocks” to our intended success; whatever success means for you. The key is to identify where the “building” happens.

It’s not about many times you fall, but rather, how many times you get up.

Here is how Michael Jordan- the best and most successful basketballer there has ever been- sees it;
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games.
26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Now Isn’t it telling, that the best and most successful basketball player there has ever been, failed so many times, and yet he attributes his success to these failures?

If this resonates with you, you might want to start here

To your brilliance

Joe

P.S. The only real failure is not trying at all, and trying with purpose and intent

Here’s that link again

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