There is an ancient Chinese proverb, which says that failure is the mother of success. If you do not think about this statement, you might think it does not makes sense.
Whenever I hear this proverb it reminds me of my first failure in a higher institution.
In my first semester at school, I failed a course(Trigonometry) and I felt so bad after checking my result.
I went home and slept off because I couldn’t believe it, I was going to have a carryover. This means I’m going to attend the lectures and write the exam again.
After I woke up from my sleep, I thought about what happened and I knew that I failed the course because I wasn’t attending lectures regularly and I didn’t pay attention to details.
During this period of thinking I was able to get a solution that helped me finish my program without failing again.
Yes, I had to attend lectures and write the exam again but I was able to learn some lessons that helped me avoid failure in future.
Then, I had a friend who passed the course but he failed a course in his final semester and he had an extra year in school.
I’m not trying to mock him, I’m only trying to let you know that failure doesn’t matter so far you learn from it.
How should you handle failure?