Why do we think of a failure in such a negative way? Everyone makes mistakes, everyone falls down, everyone says or does something that they may regret. A failure is just a way for us to learn how to do things the right way or a better way. Some of us have to learn the hard way and make numerous mistakes before we learn a better way, but as long as we learn in the end that is all that really matters. So shouldn’t failing at something be celebrated and encouraged? The problem is that we label the person (or yourself) making the mistake as a failure.

Making mistakes doesn’t make us less of a person. Just as not making mistakes doesn’t make someone a better person. A mistake is just that, a mistake. A way to learn. We should embrace mistakes and failures and realize that they make us smarter, stronger, and well…human.