Failure, and the fear of it, can really tie us in knots if we let it. I think it’s because we don’t understand what it is.
It’s generally thought to be a lack of success; not achieving the thing you set out to do. But I disagree. To me, there’s only one way to fail and that is to stop going after the thing you really want.
If what you want changes and you switch goals, you haven’t failed. You’ve pivoted. If you keep trying to achieve one goal but don’t, you haven’t failed. You’ve learned what didn’t work. You’ve ruled something out, and in doing so, have gotten one step closer to your goal.
When we look at it that way, it’s actually quite hard to fail.