Every Friday is Wisdom Friday.  It’s just a way for me to share with my readers the little gems of life that I’ve learned either during the week or living life in general.

Often when we hear or read about successful people and stories, we don’t hear about the failure that accompany the said successes.  Yet there’s never been any success stories in the history of mankind without the failure that came before them.  Failure come in different sizes, but every successful man and woman encounters them.  How successful one eventually becomes depends on, in large part, how freely the person embraces those failures.

In my opinion, embracing failure is the recipe for future successes because it:

  1. Offers opportunities to learn from your mistakes. Learning from one’s mistake is the quickest path to personal growth.  Babies and toddlers learn so much and so quickly because they are always learning from their mistakes and failure.
  2. Creates opportunities to think outside of the box. Embracing one’s failure means internalizing what did not work and trying to come up with what may work in the future.  This breaks the “insanity” loop (according to Albert Einstein, insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results)

What do you think?  If you have more to add as to why embracing failure eventually lead to successes, please share them in the comments!