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Why failing is actually a good thing

Spoiler alert: People make mistakes and fail...all the time! It's hard to accept a failure, but future you will always thank you for the life lesson. From small forgettable failures to large life-changing ones, check out the reasons below why EVERY failure makes for a better future and a better you.  

Everyone fails
Whether you want to believe it or not, every single person has failed. Your mom. Your favorite singer. Your amazing algebra teacher. They've all been knocked down and gotten up again and when times are tough, you will, too. And if you feel like you can't? Talk it out. Everyone can relate to what you're going through, and help you move on. 

Learn from it
Just like your fave book, every failure helps you learn something new. Life is all about self-discovery so look at your failures in a positive light and remember that while life stinks right now, you can take so much away from it and go wherever you want to go from here.

New experiences
Failing forces you to think creatively to achieve your goals and, thus, have new experiences—and isn't that what life is all about?

Better understanding
After you experience your own failures and understand their value, you become more empathetic of others' failures. You can help someone else get through their failures now, too.

More risks
Fear of failure is one of the most common fears out there, and it prevents people from living their life to the fullest. Accepting that failure is a part of life will let you take chances you wouldn't have before.

Contrary to popular belief, failure *is* an option—and so is moving the heck on and trying again 👊 

Have you experienced failure before?  What helped you move on from it?  Let us know in the comments below!

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by Cali Drouillard | 4/27/2017
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