The portrait the mind paints of FAILURE is dismal! Lately I have been reading, teaching and hearing so much about the positive effects of failure. I have, however, been intrigued by the feelings and outward reactions that people give to even the word itself. Especially our intelligent & talented young people!
We must not be afraid to fail; failure IS the pathway to success! I say this with conviction, because I am not immune to the same feelings and need of reminders. I GET IT! I currently have a big goal staring me down about 1/2 mile ahead of me on my path of life. The only reason I have not met this milestone is because I was too afraid I would fail. It seemed unreachable! With a little help & guidance from my best friend, I am moving toward that goal swiftly! I won't say there is not a little fear of failure, but I accept this as normal and necessary to get where I want to be!