6967 days. That's how long it's been since the day of my birth. That's how long I've had on this earth to learn about the planet that we live on. It's the day my mother gave birth to a child, the day my father became a father of 2, the day a room in a hospital was devoted to me coming into this life for me to learn all these experiences. 6967 days, today. It's mindblowing... The things there are to learn upon this rock. This fertile ball of magma and minerals that we share and live together upon. We create so much on the surface of a giant volcano, we take the raw materials nature has provided us, and we use them to convience our lives further than what has already conveniently been given to us. We have a brain. We have a body. Whether a man is born missing an arm or a sense, they are given enough tools to survive on a hostile rock in the middle of space. Our potential is so great that animals fear us at first sight. We are the alpha male of the animal kingdom, the hunters of the hunters, the prey of none. We possess the ability to speak to another placed on the other side of Earth. We possess the intelligence capable of doing so. We can adapt to any terrain. We can destroy mountains. We can dive down to the deepest of oceans.
Why would I say all this?
Because some of us refuse to show our greatest potential to the world. Within us is the ability to lead. To create. To inform. To inspire. To love. To save.
We can do so much, but we don't. Why? Because those who deny their ability can't fail. You don't try, you can't fail.
So is failure a bad thing?
Of course not.
The foundation of success is failure. The knowledge to accomplish is not always obvious, observable or intuitive. It must be experimented with. It must be refined. To a mirror sheen if necessary. How can man expect success 100% of the time? It's madness. A stale ego whose pride is above all else. That's not success, it doesn't build character. It builds arrogance and selfishness, not wisdom or knowledge. Our psychology is like that of a person's immune system: It needs to build immunity towards the negative to become stronger in the long-run. If a person never fails and then one day they do, what is gonna keep that person from irrationally handling a perfectly normal situation? It's insane. We try to callous ourselves from the thought of failure, but end up blistering our egos in the process. What is there to be so afraid of? Being judged? Being forgotten? Death? Unless death is your repercussion, there shouldn't be anything to be afraid of. We only live once. Eventually, a mistake will be forgiven or forgotten, and when that happens, the fear you once had will have proven redundant. A problem is just another life lesson. We shouldn't dwell on mistakes. We should learn from them.
Why do we fear failure? We all have our reasons. Some rational, most irrational. Many have departed from this earth with regrets of not persuing greatness because of their fear of failure. A regret should be from having tried and failed, and not one of having never tried at all.
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." - T.E. Lawrence