We don’t often reflect back on our life, the person we have become and what the future holds for us. It is only then we become aware of our flaws, and are given a choice to fix or ignore them. Change is an extremely important part of life; in fact, most people would argue that it is the definition of life. People become stagnant and do not grow into their lives if they do not embrace change. Recognizing what needs to be done, reflecting back on our lives and accepting the faults that welcome change, is probably the hardest part, but certainly not without its virtues.
We need to let go of the concept of always having to be right; it’s OK to say we ‘don’t know’ or to admit we’re wrong even though that may go against all we’ve been taught. If we admit when we’re wrong or when we’ve made a mistake, other people will actually begin to trust us. They’ll recognise that we’re being honest and that we have integrity. This concept can be hard to take on board particularly in a world, or environment, where failure is considered a bad thing. Failure is not a bad thing unless we don’t learn from it.
Someone once told me that life is not always fair; that some days are better than others are. Men do not care for this rule and we want everyday to be great, perfect and full of joy; but deep down we know it cannot be. We refuse to accept the unfairness of life though; we resist in our own unique ways to every bad thing that happens in our lives. We have been known to resist violently, lashing out at others in rage; and we have been known to bear the pain ourselves without rage and violence. Either way we find a way to deal, but dealing is not our game in life; we would rather solve the problem than to risk defeat.
I understand failures often arise when we least expect them. They keep us on our toes, and let us know to never take a win for granted. Failures are required so we have to adapt and accept them, we need to improvise from them in order to be efficient. Without failures in our lives then everything would be perfect and how much would that be? Lets face it no one want to fail, but we all do, and is a must for life to maintain normal.
(Avila 1) The fear of failing is one of these cases that can diminish us. Failure is not something that should be feared, but instead embraced as if an old friend. Everyone in the entire world has failed and will continue to make mistakes. Safe Haven reminds us that, “The good thing …, is that life is full of second chances.”(Safe Haven) When we fail, we should not be scared, but instead stay composed and wait for our second chance to arrive. “We are always on the brink of making it big or losing everything,” but that should not hold anyone back from overcoming obstacles or pushing forward.
In the end it is rewarded because even though some of these efforts will fail, others will succeed, and we cannot know ahead of time which are which. Even though there is no guarantee when it comes to which direction and path our lives will take us, the risk and fear of the unknown either makes or breaks the barrier of success for each individual. Sure, disasters and tragedies have the ability to permanently affect your life, but will you let the negativity consume your entire being in order to avoid the struggles of persisting through the hardships? Some tend to neglect the confrontation of those internal fights, but the people who strive to attack problems with confidence and faith show genuine signs of optimism, “optimistic people believe that negative events are temporary, limited in scope (instead of pervading every aspect of a person’s life), and
Even though privacy is very important for everyone and he or she might not want other people to know what is happening in his or her daily life, the authors and the speaker still encouraged the people to always be truthful to others as this quality set up a proper foundation for every kind of relationship to grow. Contrary to the beliefs of the authors and the speaker, I believe that honesty is sometimes but not always the best policy. In today’s world, everyone lies so much that it can potentially be a horrifying scenario of pinocchio. As a society, we are hypocrites in terms of honesty as we denounce dishonesty with our words but praise it in our actions by being ignorant to lies around us. I profess that the decision to whether lie or be honest is solely on the severity of the situation.
Learning from failure and overcoming it also helps us with future hurdles in life. Although we might be setback by many obstacles on the way to achieving what we want, we should not brood over such minor matters. Instead, we should find out where we wrong and change for the better. We should not be stubborn and try to do things our way but search for alternative methods that will help us to obtain success. Competition may also do good for our character and personality.
Though we may think we are right, that doesn't give us the right to keep others from expressing their own opinions and ideas. To take away an individual's ability to think and feel for itself is to rob them of the greatest part of being alive. Along with that you are robbing yourself of the knowledge that they posses, which is retarding your growth as a person. According to Mill, we dare not quiet the voice of opposition for there is a good chance that that voice is correct. The truths of life are an ever evolving concept.
Distraction is the number one cause of mistakes in our world today. Many people are afraid of making mistakes, so they play it safe in life and don’t strive to achieve everything they are capable of achieving. This is a very bad thing. People should not be afraid of the potential mistakes there are to be made. Instead, they should focus more on the great lengths they could go in life by pursuing their goals.