Letting Go of Suffering- Week Ten: Failure

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You are lovable even when you fail.

Failing is a normal and necessary part of living.

You can learn from every failure.

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Another behavior that often leads to suffering is failure. Failure is “to disappoint expectations or trust; to fall short; to be or become absent or inadequate; to be unsuccessful.” (Webster’s Ninth New College Dictionary, Springfield: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1988, p. 445)

The reality is that any time we choose to act, we take the risk of failure. In order to succeed, we must be willing to risk failing. There is much that can be gained from acting, even if the result is failure. As with mistakes, it is important to see that failure is a necessary part of living and that something can be learned from every failure.

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This week, record every time you fail. Write down the tiny failures as well as the big ones. Next to the failure, write what you learned from failing and what you will do differently in the future. Add more paper if you need to.

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You are lovable even when you fail.

Failing is a normal and necessary part of living.

You can learn from every failure.

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See you next Monday for the eleventh lesson.

To find the lessons in this series that have already been published click here.

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