Give Yourself Permission to Fail

Give Yourself Permission to Fail

We always listen to success stories from various personalities for inspiration and motivation on a daily basis. It inspires us to do something which we believe we can do because those people did it. I think it’s BULLSHIT.

You never learn from people who made it big or successful in life, you just get inspired, jealous or hyped up enough to do or start something for a short time until you make mistakes and think “Damn it wasn’t suppose to go this way, this is not how it went for Bill Gates” and then you stop.

Key takeaway? Learn from mistakes (Cliché). But let me tell you something that you don’t know. You DON’T want to make MISTAKES. You don’t want to FAIL. If you look at some famous personalities, Steve Jobs was fired from Apple, and to quote Michael Jordan, he says “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 and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed”.

Now that you look at yourself, you’d be lying if you say you don’t choose opportunities where you have 80% chance for winning. You don’t choose an easy subject because it promises you graduation. There’s nothing wrong with winning but it’s wrong to expect to win every time. Compulsive winning makes you choose less challenging opportunities. It binds you in a comfort box because if you get out of it, the chances of you losing increases.

How about you give yourself permission to fail? Permission to fail if you signed up for a difficult trek, Permission to fail if you start a new scary but challenging job, Permission to fail if you drop out of college and follow your passion, Permission to fail if you start your fitness journey. I say PERMISSION to fail because you’re not aiming for failure. You’re just saying that I’ll try my best to win, but if I fail, It’s OKEH! There’s no pressure. And when there’s no pressure to win, you take up on new challenges and ideas and this is how you thrive at what you do.

Give yourself permission to fail!


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