The Paradox of Failure and Success

Everyone loves to succeed. We love the feeling of being successful. On the other hand, everyone wants to avoid failure and the negative feelings associated with it.

The paradox is success is typically built on the shoulders of failure. Before we can hope to succeed, we have to step up and try and achieve.

To try is to risk failing that task, but it sows the seeds of experience that can grow into further progress on continued attempts.

Failure is also the seasoning that makes the taste of success so sweet. The more difficult and complex the task, the more energy and effort one puts in, the greater the feeling of satisfaction felt achieving the desired goals. Success easily obtained doesn’t feel as special as that which is hard fought for.

Success and failure are intertwined – those who allow themselves to be scared off from trying due to fear of failure will also limit their opportunities for success.


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