The Taboo Of Failure In Life

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The Taboo of Failure Have you ever failed in your life? I am sure you have. Everyone has failed, at some point in their life. How was your experience of failing? What did you learn from your failures? These are the questions that you should ask to yourself. In today 's era of cut-throat competition, failing is a big no-no. The society perceives failure as a sin, which is a very destructive idea. No great success is ever achieved without failing. We learn a lot from failures. "Be optimistic; don 't even think of failing", they say. But is denying the role of failure, in the making of a person, a good idea? Failure *always* precedes success. "What 's the worst that can happen if I fail?" Always pose this question. If the answer is anyhting other than death, go for it. As Thomas Alva Edison famously said "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won 't work." It 's up to you how you treat failure. You can take this as an opportunity to learn, to grow. It 's not the failure that causes us any harm, it is the response we get from the society. That 's the main culprit. You must remember that failures are not permanent. You have to try out new things to…show more content…
There are two types of learning. One is when we learn by avoiding mistakes. We grdually reduce our mistakes and eventually master the task. This is called avoidance-learning. Another way of learning is based on rewards. We are motivated to perform well, because of the rewards we get on successful completion of the task. Rewards are both internal and external. While satisfaction, happiness are internal rewards, money, gifts are examples of the latter. Instead of thinking like "I am going to die if I didn 't get into this college", motivate yourself through positive thoughts like "I am going to have much better opportunities, if I get into this college." The former is threatening while the latter is convincing and more
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