If you fail, have courage to start again.

One of the biggest fears people have in their lives is failure. They are afraid they will not succeed if they try something new. They fear that they might never make it doing what they are passionate about. It is fear that keeps them from following their heart and goals.

Tony Robbins once: “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”

Many of us are afraid of failing, at least some if not all, of the time. It is almost impossible to go through life without experiencing some kind of failure. People who do so probably live so carefully that they go nowhere. Simply put, they are not really living at all.

The wonderful thing about failure is that it is entirely up to us to decide how to look at it. We can choose to see failure as “the end of the world,” or as proof of just how inadequate we are, or we can look at it as the incredible learning experience that it often is.

Every time we fail at something, we can choose to look for the lesson we are meant to learn, mistakes we need to rectify and changes we need to implement. These lessons are very important. They are how we grow and how we keep from making that same mistake again. It is only true to say that failures stop us only if we let them.

Most of us will stumble and fall in life. Doors will get slammed in our faces, proposals will be rejected, businesses and its ideas will fail, opportunities will stop to appear and we might make some bad decisions.

Think of the opportunities you will miss if you let your failures stop you. Failure can also teach us things about ourselves that we would never have learned otherwise. Failure can help you discover how strong a person you are.

Failing at something can help you discover your truest friends, or help you find unexpected motivation to succeed. Often, valuable insights come only after a failure. Accepting and learning from those insights is key to succeeding in life.

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash.

Because if you fail, have courage to start again and again until you succeed.

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Until next week Tuesday esday, bye-bye for now.

Yours Truly
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane