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Why You Need to Fail At Work (Sometimes)

They say that failure doesn’t kill us, but that our fear of failure might well be what’s standing between us and ultimate success.

Just like we shouldn’t allow success to get to our heads, we also shouldn’t let failure consume our hearts. Sometimes, things don’t go as planned, and that’s OK because what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger and wiser

Failing isn’t an awesome feeling, but just because you failed, it doesn’t mean that your ideas aren’t brilliant or that your dream isn’t good enough. Failure means that there is something to be learned, direction that has to be taken before success can be achieved.

3 Benefits of Failure

  1. Failure is like a redirect notice. It shows you where you shouldn’t be.
  2. Failure is like an opportunity. It’s a chance to re-evaluate your situation and come back stronger with better ideas in the future.
  3. Failure is not fatal. Regardless of how hard it may be, you should know in your heart that failure means you’ll get another shot to try again.


You see, when we fail, we are invited to other opportunities for trying again, but here’s a secret: the second time is always easier than the first time.

When you’ve failed an abundance of times – whether it was with a job application or a specific project at work – you can rest assured that the next time you attempt it, it’ll be quicker, easier, and surer.


Failures in life and in our professional careers should be accepted with grace because we get to learn more in one single failure than we’ll ever learn through a lifetime of success. Our faults are lessons, all attempting to guide us to our ultimate vision. Once you get the idea going, all you have to do is to sit back and trust the process.

Start by writing down thoughts and ideas you might have. Discuss your plans with your friends or colleagues. It might not be perfect at first, but if you’re persistent in your efforts, it’ll become much easier to deal with small failures along your way to success.

When we fail, we get valuable feedback on how to perfect or craft. Nothing in this life works unless we do, and unless we know what we have envisioned might not work out down to the perfect T, nothing will fulfill us, and that’s exactly what makes the distance between where you are right now and the destination you have in mind so exciting!

There is a fearful, grey, and undefined space between you and success, but that’s also what makes life a beautiful journey. So go ahead and fail as many times as you need to in order to learn more about the true process and value of success!