Accepting Failure

Well, I finally did it; I failed.

2019 is the year I failed. I failed a couple of classes. I failed to post consistently. Even though I was taken back by this new concept of failure, I am okay with failing. I am glad that I failed. Despite failing, I still have the same hopes and dreams. Here I am, still working towards my degree, still making time to write. I am going to have to work even harder, but I am not giving up. And now, I know which habits are working for me and which ones I need to change.

I have accepted that I failed. I feel like people thought poorly of me when I mentioned failing. Accepting it was not easy. I could have tried harder, but there comes the point when you know that no matter what you do, you are still going to fail. I am all for being optimistic, but sometimes reality is not. Trying harder would have been a waste of time and energy.

Sometimes it is okay to cut your losses early and focus on what does have a chance. It is just a matter of knowing how to move on. I am okay with failing because I know that failing does not mean that I cannot be successful. Don’t get me wrong; I was terrified of failing. The concept is relatively new to me, especially when it comes to school. But I know that life will go on, and there is no use in me pitying myself.

One thought on “Accepting Failure

  1. I’m sorry to hear you’ve had a rough time. But I agree with you – failures are just stepping stones on the way to success.
    I failed several subjects in my first year of university, for various reasons. It felt so bad at the time, but it also led to me meeting some people I still count as friends, and it taught me valuable lessons.
    No one goes through life succeeding at every turn, but many people hide their ‘failures’. We should talk about them more, as you have. Thank you for your honesty.
    All the very best for a happy and healthy 2020.


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