Why Failure Can Be Good

How do you view failure? Do you see it as something negative that you do not want to be associated with or do you see it as something positive? Most people in the world do not like failure.

Fear of failure is the main reason why more than 80% of people in the world are not prepared to change their circumstances. Why do people fear failure so much? The reason for this is because people do not understand the dynamics involved in success and failure. Everything we do in life has either a right way of doing it or a wrong way of doing it. When we do it the right way, we meet with success. Needless to say that when we do it the wrong way, we are unsuccessful.

Understanding this is important because it puts failure in its proper perspective and removes the fear around it.

When someone who does not understand this dynamic meets with temporary failure, he gives up thinking that he is not good enough, or that he will never make it. But is this really what it is? Does the fact that you did not make it the first time mean that you are not good enough? Does it mean that you will never make it? Not at all! All it means is you have not found the correct method yet!

So what do you do next? You go back and try to find out where you went wrong. Then you try again, this time employing a different method. When this does not work, you go back and look at everything you have done so far. Talk to successful people who have made it in this area. Think of what you might have left out and try again. Whatever you do, do not give up. Why do you need to do this? Because failure contains the seed of victory and of success.

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”


Failure teaches you what works and what does not. When you study the reasons for your failure and learn from it, you will find the key to your success. The great inventor Thomas Edison knew this truth better than anyone else. It took Edison 8000 trials to perfect the Edison battery? Afterwards, he uttered this famous quote, “At least we know 8000 things that don’t work”.

You should also be like that. Every successful person has had to overcome temporary defeat at one time or another. Know this! You have not really failed until you accept defeat. Do you envy those who got success easily? Don’t! Those who earn success in this way know the road to success. They are not afraid of losing what they have because they have learned how to become successful.

Let temporary defeat no longer be an obstacle. You have many hidden talents, so start working towards realising your dreams. Do not be put off by the fear of failure. Failure contains the seed of success.

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