5 Lessons Failure Taught Me


I have failed many times. At many things. I have let people down and sometimes, I let myself down. I have failed in my attempts to complete tasks and I have failed to even begin some of them. I am thankful though, that through all these experiences, I have learned some lessons that have stayed with me and helped me to become a better person.

I’m sharing five (5) of them below:

1. Availability is better than ability
It’s something my English teacher told me that really didn’t make any sense at the time. Nearly a decade later, I get it! You can be the brightest bulb in the set but if you’re too busy, your intelligence will count for nothing. Muy Importante!

2. Procrastination is a thief of time
“Stop putting off the work!”, That’s also me to me.
Really, do it now! The hour or day ahead you’re waiting on has enough for itself already. Getting it done right now is the key to your success. (Which makes me pause this blog and finish the paper I’ve been putting off. Brb!)

3. Every L is a Lesson
Every account of failure in your life will teach you a lesson. It may be hard to think that something as crushing could turn out be a blessing, but it always is! Some of my lessons have taught me patience (which God knows I really needed), humility and strength. You will always come out of situations better than you went in when you acknowledge that they’re lessons.

4. Take Responsibility
You will never be able to control everything that happens but what you can control is how you react to what happens. Take responsibility for your actions, reactions, and their consequences. It a great disservice to ourselves and others spending time to affix blame. When you must; apologize, forgive and love all.

5. Everything will be okay
I’m not even lying! How many times have we overwhelmed ourselves with all the negative possible outcomes of a situation? Exactly, too many! It doesn’t matter what happens, in the end, everything will be okay!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog. I’d love for you to share a lesson failure has taught you below!

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