AS A child, I never completed the puzzle called Rubik's cube because I saw that it gets bad each time I make a move. So, I stopped before it would get worse.
Since time immemorial, people always took pressure on being right all the time or doing it right the first time.
Parents would raise a child who wins a Spelling Bee contest but would frown and question the other who only gets seven over 10 in a Science quiz.
Teachers develop a good impression of a student who constantly gets an A, then doubt the average ones.
Society has constructed a thought that made people want to resist failure because they believe that once they fail, it is the end.
However, reality and experience taught us that fearing failure would not up one's game at all.
In an article at New York Times it said that one of the world's notable storyteller, Walt Disney, after his company in Kansas City went bankrupt went to New York City, only to fail again.
His distributor doubled-crossed him, surreptitiously poaching his animators, who bristled at his highhandedness. Since the distributor owned the rights to Oswald, Disney, then 27, had to start from scratch again, the article said.
And it took him several other downfalls before the world knew Mickey Mouse and brought billion dollars to his bank account.
Failure after all, isn't all bad. It happens to teach us a lesson and equip us with just what we need to conquer the challenges we have yet to face.
We do not have to fear failure to force ourselves on the ladder of success. We have to embrace everything that comes our way and if we fail, we should fail forward.