What Is Failure Essay

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Failure is nessicary for success, its a hard pill to swallow but it's true. You can't have one without the other it's not possible; because without both you can't measure one or the other. Failure is what pushes us to be better, to get stronger, or to study harder. It's a fudemental necessity in life, it's what helps human beings evolve. Failure is the basis on which life itself is built on. You can't succeed if you don't first fail. This is one of the many times I have experienced failure in my life, and probably the most important one. It helped me see myself for the person I was, and helped me grow into the man I am today. When I was a child around the age of eight to ten, I tried out for the football team. I went to football camp for summer…show more content…
I was the weak link, the stick in the mud, the worst player on the team of losers. Before this I had never been the worst at anything, I was always the smartest kid, the fastest and the strongest. It shattered my whole out look on life, how could I (the best at everything) be so bad at this sport I had played nearly my enire life. It was a horrific awakening for a child of my mindset. At the time I didn't know that this tiny hiccup in the road would change me forever. I didn't ever want to feel so worthless that I was just in it for pity. I fell into a deep depression for two years, not caring what happened to me or the people around me. This melt down of my ideals taught me that no matter what there is always someone out there that is better than me. The lesson figurtively tore me to shreads. But with failure comes redemption; I swore to myself I would never let myself feel like that again. I dedecated my life to growing as a person. It was and still is my mission to feel that feeling that I had as a…show more content…
I have had many times in my life where I have failed and it never gets easier. But I've learned that it is a healthy thing and turned it to my advantage. Any other person, plant, or animal can fail. Plant's fail to grow in the right place they wither and are weak because of it. Animals fail to see that their prey can move faster than them, so they learn from their experiance and come up with ways to negate that advantage the prey has on them. Humans plan to grow up a certain way, slack on their schooling, don't pay attention in class, so they fail that class. But they can always make the choice to learn from every experiance, to grow, to try harder next time. Look at sports stars, do you think they just started out great, no they didn't. They put in the work and sweat to grow and become better each and every time they fail. I did the same thing; I failed at football, something I thought I would just crush. Then I failed, it hurt my pride and I didn't think anything mattered cause I wasn't the best anymore; but I learned from my experiance, I learned I'm not the best and I probably never will

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