The thought of failing in something is enough to scare anybody.
Failure isn’t just about not doing well in exams or not passing your driving test; Failing has a variety of different meanings.
I couldn’t help but feel like I had failed today – failed myself, failed my boss and failed my clients – all because I had to call in sick after being up and down all night with food poisoning. I felt really guilty like I was letting everybody (including myself) down, but why? Everybody gets poorly every now and then, right? I physically and mentally couldn’t go to work today, so why do I feel so guilty?
When we fail exams, we are immediately disappointed in ourselves which is completely natural. But as long as we tried our best then that is all that matters, surely?
When the word “fail” comes to mind, you can’t help but think of it as a bad thing. But it doesn’t have to be. Just because you failed in something doesn’t mean it is the end of the world – if anything, it just makes you stronger and more determined to try even harder next time.