Failure isn’t Fatal

Nothing good is ever given to us easily. When we are on the verge of something, there is always a chance for failure as there is for success. In fact, most of the times, things never go perfectly as planned!

I often look back at the times I wasn’t doing too well at school. I moved countries and was finding it exceedingly difficult to catch up on all of the work I had missed. This was simply devastating for me because I had never seen myself going through this before, ever. I was always regarded as a great student.

The more I let myself feel the overwhelming anxiety of failure, the worse things seemed to get. But over time, the more I pushed myself to bounce back again, the more I saw how the whole world began to help me. My teachers helped me, my friends helped me, my parents helped and supported me. And it was like magic! I revere the words of Paulo Coelho when he writes in The Alchemist, “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it”.

However, I do think it is us who need to think big, trust ourselves, and dedicate our lives into achieving whatever it may be (keeping in mind that the world may not always support our dreams). What happens then is never in our hands, the universe may reward us with attainment or it may burden us with failure. In my riding lessons, I fall over and over before learning how to horse ride. Similarly, getting unexpected low grades was a nightmare for me. But I soon realised that I can get way past it. And in the end, I had been broken down, only to get back up stronger. What I tell myself now is: If I learnt from my defeat, I never really lost.

Speaking of The Alchemist, one of my dear readers Navya, who lives in India, made a magazine over the summer that explores and unravels the science behind many such books, and delves into how the world of literature has heaps to teach us. I found it exceptionally interesting, and am therefore honoured to share it here on WordPress. Let me know what you think, and I’ll pass on the thoughts!

https://linktr.ee/worldentwined : click on ‘Science and Literature’

-SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️

261 thoughts on “Failure isn’t Fatal

  1. Eres de esas chicas, que suelo yo conocer y que me gusta mucho tu bellleza de ese corazón tan fuerte que tienes, porque realmente tienes un corazón enorme, me gustastes desde que te conocí, porque pienso que podríamos tener una amistad muy cercana a nosotros, siendo de esos amigos que se gustan mucho y que solamente tú tienes valores, como los tengo yo y que al fin y al cabo empezandonos a conocer y a ser amigos verdaderos, estaremos muy cerca los dos, comprometidos a tener ese lazo de unión que sobre esto al principio, nos a unido y que Dios, me ha querido dar a esa tipo de persona como tú, tan linda y tan maravillosa, y lo que más valoro y lo que más me gusta de ti es que tienes un gran talento, eres muuy inteligente, eres súper graciosa, y con un corazón enorme. Y con esto quiero decirte que nunca cambies, amiga. Te quiero desde muy poco que nos hemos conocido pero con un lazo de amistad unidos tú y yo para siempre. Feliz día.

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  2. Hello Saania! Excellent read full of insight and wisdom. You are definitely wise beyond years! Failure is always frowned upon instead of embraced. I was taught never fail and if I did then that meant I was a failure. However, I no longer feel this way and it has set me free from fear of failure. I now look at failure as an opportunity to try yet again until it is right. I no longer look at myself as a “failure” but someone who did not get it right but grateful to the Lord for another chance to try again! I look forward to reading more of your posts! God bless you!

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  3. This is such powerful writing. It resonates with me to my core. I have had these notions, thought these thoughts and felt these fears.

    A fantastic read and I look forward to reading more of your work.

    DSC #FoDiByLi

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  4. Hey girl I hope you are doing well. 🙂 I love that quote from the Alchemist. And for now I will hold on to that to too. I am on the verge of giving up on something, but because of your post It gives me more hope to go on. You take care girl, i hope you are happy and well.

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  5. Wasn’t it Yoda in Star Wars who said “Failure is the greatest teacher”? You are absolutely right, the only thing really stopping us is ourselves. Once we realise that – anything is possible. Bravo for the positive mindset and thank you also for visiting my blog 🙂

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  6. Saania, we just keep on trying and plugging along- be our own inspiration and heroine of our stories, and see what miracles happen 🙂 You are a wonderful inspiration to others, Lady!

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  7. That’s precisely why I keep “smiling at destiny” !! Failure is never fatal, in fact it may as well be the starting point for something truly amazing. Failure teaches a lot more life lessons than success, its good to have a few 🙂

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  8. Like I always say, it’s not the goal that matters, its the path we take and the “systems” we utilise to achieve our goal.
    Failure is a natural component of our everyday struggles. It definitely is not “fatal”, rather it teaches us the importance of winning and helps us learn in the form of experience. 🙂

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  9. I feel inspired from your words… You have explained your philosophical thoughts in a very understandable manner, hence I appreciate you…. ❤️❤️ Keep going, love it!

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  10. Failure can sometimes be my worst fear but like you so eloquently wrote, it isn’t fatal. We learn from our failures and failure is a part of being human in a sense! Thank you for sharing !!

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