You’ve read that right. I am a failure and I embrace it. I’ve failed so many times its boarder line ridiculous, but I’ve learned from all of those failures. In school I could not print many photos because they were unprintable. It wasn’t that I couldn’t do photography, it was because I was trying to control light, shoot in tough situations, or film wasn’t able to capture what I was thinking.
Failure is a dirty word these days that many people are afraid or unwilling to accept. However this is not the case.
I notice things all time and one of the biggest things I see is people are unwilling to move outside of their comfort zone. There are many reasons why but I would suspect that one of them is the fear (or what have you) of failure. I think that if you want to be successful in anything it takes risks, time, and a lot of failure.
What is good about failing is that you learn a lot from it. I did. One of the biggest lessons you learn is that it’s okay to fail and you get use to it, so when you try something new and it doesn’t work out the way you thought, your reaction is “big deal. I’ll try again this way.”
My advice is to fail. It’ll be the best thing you can do for yourself. Get out of your comfort zone and go for it. I did and now I’m working on something new and ready to fail forward.