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6 Ways Failing is Necessary for Success

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6 Ways Failing is Necessary for Success
Falling on your face, screwing up or otherwise not handling something well is hard on the ego. It feels terrible when things don't go the way you want, or when a relationship or situation spoils because of your own missteps. Even so, the most successful people have a long list of failures.

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Failing is necessary

Failing is necessary
  • Failure is an opportunity to learn by transforming your failure into an opportunity to reflect and grow.
  • Failure is the universe daring you to evolve.
  • Failure fuels success.
  • Failure exposes your weaknesses, but with self reflection, they can be turned into strengths.
  • Failure forges greatness. You really can't know and understand success without first having failed.
  • Failure reminds you why it's so important to pay it forward.

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