One of the biggest things that keeps us from success is that we are afraid of failing. One thing that we don't do a very good job at in our schools, in society as a whole is teaching about failure. Failure is one of these things that successful people grasp, deal with and most importantly - they learn from it.
I think as I have gotten older, I am trying to learn from failure to get better. But I know it still holds me back on other levels. It's one thing that I think we need to learn more about and then of course act on making things better when it comes with dealing with failure. What high school students don't know is that the earlier you deal with failure and learn from it, the better off they will be throughout life. When we fail at things, learn from it. Ask the right questions of yourself and others as to what happened so that you can learn from it and more importantly at times, not to make the same mistake again.
Not only is it important to learn from our own mistakes, but we also have to be open to learning from others too. Since throughout life, failures happen all the time, it's an important lesson that is always out there for us to learn from. Each and every day there are lessons on dealing with failures; which really shows the truth to the statement about success leaves clues. Being successful has clues all around us, every day. We just have to be open to them and learn from them. It starts with failure, handling it and learning from it ourselves is the first step. I really wish I grasped this point earlier in my life, but I'm sure glad I know about it now. As always, I love learning from others - no matter what your age. What are your thoughts, ideas, experiences and questions do you have? Feel free to share some here.