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Field of Flowers

Failure is a Part of Life

“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.”

Nora Roberts

Every now and then, we get the feeling that we’re failing, that we should be doing more. Is it because of social conformity or our own inner insecurity? Or is it because failing is our worst nightmare? I have always been terrified of failing. I was raised to get the best grades, to be the politest and every other superlative you can think of. When I did these things, I was praised. Is it any wonder that now in my adult life, failing is my biggest fear?

As I’m finding out who I am as a person, I am learning that failing is a part of life. A scary part but a part of it, nonetheless. I am learning to embrace my fear of failing and to do things afraid. Because the alternative is that I let fear control me and I don’t take risks. But is that any way to live? I’m learning that with success comes failure and I can’t want one without risking the other. So, something I remind myself of everyday is to not let the fear of failure stop me from trying new things or from chasing new dreams. Who knows what the future holds? so, don't let the fear of failure stops you from taking risks that could lead to success. if you're scared to start, do it afraid! Starts slow, but start, nonetheless. After all, failure is a part of life.

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