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Why the Enemy of Failure is So Alluring

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WHY IS FAILURE SUCH A TEMPTING ENEMY? Have you ever had the notion, “Wow, I really screwed up,” when you looked back on your life?

Out of nowhere, it comes at you like a ton of bricks. Your thoughts can be influenced by regretful memories of your previous blunders while you are thinking positively about your future prospects.

You find yourself suddenly feeling defeated… lonesome, pitiful, and unable
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I believe that human beings naturally think in such manner. We live in a society that constantly bombards us with images of “perfection” and provides us with means to attempt to achieve this lofty (and utterly impossible) ideal.

Once we’ve tried a few times and failed, we’ve fallen into this pit of believing we aren’t deserving of anything—happiness, love, friendship, or anything else.

Entering failure is conceding defeat and giving up. Finally, we reach a point where we no longer desire to try because we have fallen so far. Our future holds no hope anymore. All we do is reflect on our past mistakes and accept that our future failures are our lot in life.

What’s the sense of trying again when I already tried twice and failed to achieve that job promotion?

Every time I try to eat healthier, I find that after a few days I have a sugar binge. I no longer have any faith that I can succeed!

I want to be loved so much, but every relationship ends in divorce. I can’t help but feel responsible. Right now, being single is my safe haven. It implies that I won’t ever experience harm at the hands of someone else.

You might be thinking of a parallel narrative. We’ve all gone through a life incident (or several) that made us feel that there is no chance for change at some point, someplace. We hide in our worries and accept failure before we’ve ever had a chance to conquer it because we finally become so tired of believing that we aren’t good enough.

AIMING AHEAD IS NOT ALWAYS SIMPLE… You are entirely correct! One of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to accomplish is to look ahead. You can be going through a fatal disease, going through a breakup, losing your job, or being buried under debt. All of these are incredibly overwhelming and soul-suffocating. It aches. It’s tougher to hope. Failing is simpler.

However, it’s a trap.

You see, by accepting defeat and failure, we are communicating to the outside world that we are content with following the rules. The days will come and go, and life will move on, but are we really fulfilling our individual missions here on earth?

No, we’re a ship that’s going down and we’re reaping more than we’re sowing.

Consider it like this: Consider yourself a pitcher in a tied game with two outs, bases loaded, and a full count in the ninth inning. You reflect on the previous time this scenario occurred and you lost as you stand on the mound. Are you going to give in to your fear or will you use your strongest argument in the hopes that it will succeed this time?

failure is an enemy

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO LOOK AHEAD… AND TERRIFY Did all the sports talk confuse you? If so, permit me to explain it to you as follows:

The fact is, we can never predict what will happen. The only things we can be certain of are what has already happened and where we are right now. Failure appeals to us because it prevents us from having to deal with disappointment or vulnerability again.

Sadly, there is a price for such comfort.

When we give up hoping and anticipating, We forfeit the chance to improve not just our own lives, but also the environment in which we live. Even if you may be going through a dreadful occurrence right now, you have a choice: you can either live in the fear that comes with the statistics and previous experiences, or you can have faith that this tragedy will somehow lead to a positive transformation.

But it’s difficult.
Certainly, it is. It’s awful. It’s frightening. But guess what? The moment you take that leap of faith could change your life forever.

I don’t know about you, but at the end of the day, I want to be able to say that I lived in hope and avoided making the mistakes and having the anxieties that I had in the past.

Looking ahead inspires hope while looking back inspires fear. It’s challenging to explore this idea. I continue to put in just as much effort as everybody else!

Say some of these things to yourself if you’re having trouble letting go of your failure and want to move on with hope:

I don’t have to be affected by what happened yesterday today. Although difficult, this situation can nevertheless be used for good. Risk-taking can occasionally result in the greatest benefits. My life was created with a greater goal in mind; I wasn’t created to fail, but to become stronger through my challenges. I hope you are healthy and can move forward with faith in the knowledge that you are being perfected by the difficulties you are going through. I’d be happy to offer you encouragement or support if you’d like to share anything in the comments section below.

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