“If you want to succeed in life, remember this phrase: that past does not equal the future. Because you failed yesterday, or all day today, or a moment ago, or for the last six months, the last sixteen years, of the last fifty years of life, doesn’t mean anything. All that matters is: what are you going to do right now?” – Anthony Robbins
One of the things we ought to learn in life is embracing and expecting failure. The most established and accomplished people expect failure as much as they expect success. Think of the successful people like Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, or even you. Yes, you! How many times have you failed? But then again, how many times have you failed and stood up again, and told yourself that you needed to fight until you make it? That is success. What and who you are right now is a product of the many times you failed and the many times you stood up for life to continue overcoming boulders.
Some are so afraid to fail, mainly because starting from scratch makes them anxious. There is no starting from scratch! If you think life is about starting over, it does not work that way. Just because you failed today does not mean that you need to begin from square one. Sometimes you just need to keep trying.
In life, it’s either you win or you learn. Just because you failed doesn’t make you a total failure. Being in that state makes you insecure, and insecurities stagnates growth. Answer this: Yes, I failed, but what am I going to do from this day on? Do I bask in sadness, or do I keep moving forward?
Remember, life is about making mistakes and learning from them. That’s how we become better students of life.