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Embracing Failure

Updated: Feb 15, 2022

It's important to know why we fight, why we value life, and its purpose.

“Life is a circle of happiness, sadness, hard times, and good times. If you are going through hard times, have faith that good times are on the way”.

When Karen Salmansohn said, "Sometimes it’s tough to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself," it hit me.

When life gets tough, it can be hard to decide to make the situation better. We sometimes feel helpless and unable to think clearly. We get so caught up in our feelings that we don't make rational decisions. As a result, we lose sight of our mission and optimism. I have often felt afraid when in a difficult circumstance. I frequently found myself frozen, unable to determine whether to step forward and fight back or to step back and hide. I am terrified of failure, and it is why I held back every time. It felt like being trapped in a dark, cold room. I felt like my dreams were hazy, and my hopes were fading. I struggled for years, and it wasn't until I failed that I learned otherwise.

I had believed that that failure was the end of my life. Nevertheless, I found a light and got up from the ground of pain, fear, embarrassment, and negative thoughts. I was able to take a step and embrace failure instead of running from it. Now, it is one of the biggest flexes in my life.

Life is unpredictable, challenges are inevitable. We can't just stop and do nothing because we are scared. We need to choose to move forward. Kenji Miyazawa said, “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”

Never failing is not a success. We rise when we fall. If you feel that you are dying inside, get your life back. You have two choices, to run from failure or embrace it.

-Micah Gae Salian

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