Why Failure Sucks So Bad (And Is So Good For You)

Millennial _____________

images-1 This was my day.

Failing sucks. A lot. Sometimes you fail because of weakness, like not being able to do those last five seconds of a workout or not being able to start a work out because Netflix exists. Sometimes you fail because of carelessness or impatience, like sending out that email with a typo to thousands of clients. And sometimes you fail by accident, like getting a parking ticket for returning to your car five minutes after the meter expired or being Donald Trump. Why-ever it occurs, failure is frustrating, it’s discouraging, and at some point, it causes us to fundamentally challenge whatever we’re failing at. Failure is powerful and even important not in spite of its negative side effect, but because of them.

Today was one of those days. One of those days when three of the “hypothetical” failures mentioned in the above paragraphs happened to me. Failure one occurred bright and early…

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