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Become a Master of Failure

Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Everyone fails. It’s normal because it’s part of what it means to be human. Whether you fail at an exam, you fail at baking a delicious cake, you have the wrong career path, or you’re getting fired at work. Failing is an inevitable part of development as a human.

I once experiencing failure, I failed at the examination to my dream college and I turn out to get into the other college. I have been drowning in the feeling of failure and feel like I’m the unluckiest person on planet earth. But several months later, I feel comfort in my current university. That’s when I believe in a quote, “Everything happens for a reason”. Thus, from this experience, I force myself to go out of my comfort zone and take my career to a new level.

Here are three main things (3A) how I face failure and use it to support my development

  1. Aware; reflect and evaluate on yourself why you fail on something

  2. Admit; accept that everyone has their path and it’s okay to feel emotional when you failed

  3. Ask; share your stories to your closest ones and ask for help

Go watch the video below which tells about how we can recognizing and owning our mistakes.

From this experience, I’ve been learning how to feel good and grateful about myself even without looking at my list of successful achievements. I also learned that we don’t need to base our life on other people’s expectations, instead, we have to be real even when someone might judge us. And the most importantly, our feelings matter the most.

Facing the fear of failure is likely to be uncomfortable as growth and comfort rarely go hand in hand, but we have to embrace the chance of failure entering our life. If nothing else, it will be a valuable life lesson. This is the reason why I want to grow and learn in even though I might be facing many challenges along the way.

How about you? What have you learned from a failure experience? Please share your stories in the comment section below! :)

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Aug 24, 2021

I have so many failures in my life, I think. But I don't consider them as 'failures'. I value them as the reason to learn/try/achieve new things.


I actually learn only by failure ;-). Failure requests a comparison and without comparison, you will not learn much!


Aug 21, 2021

I wonder how human being without failures :) I could tell you a lot, but the matter is how to get back on the track again :)

Oktavianna Winda
Oktavianna Winda
Aug 31, 2021
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Indeed. In addition, it's also okay to let yourself feel the emotion for a while. Then, remember to get up & do small improvements every day. I'm telling this to myself too ;)

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