Albert Einstein once said, “If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new.”
The truth is, if you don’t have any failures, you’re playing it safe. You’re just doing what anyone else is doing — conform, follow traditional rules, or live with paycheck to paycheck.
Sure, we all want safe, stability, and security. But just like any other inspiring stories, in order to progress and actualize our dreams, we need to try the unknown. We need to experiment. Embrace change. Give up security. Keep learning. And execute despite the circumstances.
And that involves failing — failing a lot.
I know it’s scary. It’s frustrating. Is there a shortcut? I don’t know. I wish there is. What I do know however is that life is a one way ride. We’re only here for a limited time. So why fear failure? It doesn’t matter.
What matters is we tried — at least we tried.
Failure is a great teacher. We may not notice it, but every time we fail, we learn more about ourselves and about the things we want to achieve. And failure, more often than not, is a sign that we did something worth doing.
“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” — John Green