Why Failure Makes You More Successful

We’ve all had our fair share of failing in all different ways. Co-founder of KIC GIRLS, Laura Henshaw shares why failing actually makes you more successful.

I want to share what I’ve learned about failure (from failing), and how I’ve learned to deal with it – I truly believe it’s just as important as success.

Through our schooling years, we’re painted a picture of the way our lives should be: finish high school, go to university or TAFE, get a job, get married, own a house and have children. And while this seemed like the perfect plan, no one warned us about all the things that come in between these life milestones: AKA failure, mistakes and bumps in the road.

I think the biggest things we learn in life are through our mistakes. We make them, we learn from them, and the next time we try we do better. Sometimes we may fail three times before we get it right, but that doesn’t matter. Sometimes we may get it right the first time, and that’s awesome. But if you do fail, you’re only human and I promise you’ll eventually get it right.

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Here’s why I believe failure makes us better, stronger and happier humans:

1. It makes us reflect

The experience of failing can completely shift our thinking. The feeling of disappointment (and sometimes sadness), makes us reflect and reconsider our goals and priorities. This shift can change our future paths and lead us to a happier destination.

2. It makes us resilient

They say what doesn’t break you makes you stronger. And it’s true. The more we fail the more resilient we become. Resilience teaches us patience, not to take things personally, and reminds us no matter how tough things can get, it’s really not the end of the world.

3. It helps us grow

Nothing makes us grow up and mature like a little failure. It teaches us to be humble and reminds us there are so many people in the same situation as us. It also puts everything into perspective so we can flourish and set new goals.

4. It makes us fight

Sometimes failing shows us how much we really want something. And passion is an awesome trait. Failing teaches us to stand tall and fight for what we believe in and want. It showed me how much I believed in KIC and that I would do anything to make it happen.

5. It shows us who our real friends are

When things are going really well in your life and you’re happy, everyone wants to be around you. But sometimes when you’re going through a really tough time, not everyone will be there for you. And that’s okay, so don’t worry. It will reveal who your true friends and they’re the ones that matter. Steph [Claire Smith] is my rock and she has supported me through everything! So, I would rather have a few amazing besties, than lots of acquaintances.

 

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