Often people focus on past mistakes becuase they believe that the past controls the future. They allow the memory of past failures to hinder their future. However, mistakes and past experiences are often the best teachers. Think about it, people who have never made a mistake in their life, may not have made anything else. Think about some people you know that are picture perfect. I have learned from my past failures, that it was important to pick myself up, learn from the experience and keep moving. I was not failing, I was falling forward.
Failure is a situation that can be corrected if the person who has failed is willing to push forward. Thomas Edison who failed hundreds of times before he invented the light bulb stated, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Some of the worst phrases we can make are as follows: I could, I should, and I would. The reason for these sayings, connects back to a fear of failure. Therefore, set a goal to uncover the valuable lessons learned from your failures, and try one more time. Remember you are not failing, you are falling forward.
Dr. Regina Banks-Hall