No parent tells their child that it is okay to fail. We love success! Nobody wishes to fail. Yet, failure and success are two sides of the same coin.
Failure is painful, and it causes emotional turmoil, inflicting agonising pangs of guilt, regret and remorse. But those who have experienced true failure and have bounced back from it understand that failure is necessary for success. Yes, of course, failing hurts. In fact, it cuts deep like a razor, slicing its way to our inner core. Yet, it is necessary.
Everyone is quick to pass judgement on failure and the person who has failed. Everyone has a reason, their own interpretation, of why the failure has happened. No one thinks of the impact on the person who has failed.
But then we must also remember that repeated failure cannot be the way. To err is human, but if the eraser wears out before the pencil, you are overdoing it.
How to Survive Failure and Come out Stronger covers both the practical and psychological aspects of failure and helps us understand it. It addresses various topics like why we fail, why businesses fail, why we enjoy seeing others fail, superstitions and failure, overcoming failure and how we can cope with the fear of failure. In a world that only values success, here's a must-read that tells you it's okay to fail and how to turn the worst of time to your advantage.