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Embracing "Failure"

There's power in loosing our fear of failure - power to become resilient*.

*To not be confused with... "too much resilience [that] could make people overly tolerant of adversity." (The Dark Side of Resilience by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Derek Lusk)

Even though failure is normal and universal, it's still unpleasant. And, for some of us, it may be a genuine reason to stop trying and stay in a comfort zone - even though that "comfort" zone is ironically uncomfortable. Lately, I've been learning to embrace failure. This embracing failure concept was introduced to me through Kintsugi art.

Kintsugi is the art of bonding together a broken vase by coating the pieces and cracks with gold, producing a beautiful new vase with one-of-a-kind impressions on it.

It may be easier said (or written) than done, but here's a reminder (for me too):

  • Listen to your calling, your fire, your work.

  • Hold grace and space, and patiently coat your failures in gold.

  • Embrace them - be empowered by them and the information they give you.

  • Appreciate yourself working, doing and unafraid. You are uniquely beautiful.


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