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! : click on ‘Science and Literature’

-SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️

261 thoughts on “Failure isn’t Fatal

  1. Failure is just part of life. Most famous scientists have failed at their first attempts. What they learned from their mistakes helped them to create something wonderful. I can’t tell you how many times I have failed…

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  2. What a beautiful blog you’re creating! I love the graphics you use and I’m a Winnie fan too. I also love horses, but haven’t ridden since my teens. I’ll be 67 next month and, just lately, I’m craving to get back on a horse. God willing, when the pandemic is finally under control, I’m off to the stables. 🐎😍

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  3. Sometimes it becomes more than ‘Fatal’. But it should not be Fatal .
    But Failure is known to all. The person who poses as one suggesting has certainly gone through many. When Failure comes in disguise it is tough to digest ! Hope a few have tasted it to become stoics, advisors, poets, writers, scientists. So before you give another a Taste of Failure think about this ! 👨‍🦲

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    1. Dear, Script Me For.

      Cues? What are you like; desires that potter- A – shadow weigh the phrase, letter type: ” to join Scotland 3scapades ”

      one may find feeling

      labeled? Gone ‘ I ‘ fawn.. Whomse teased? Youth cased

      dearly understanding – sin factor blamed –

      tender, estranged

      photography clues lurk see

      hit a snag, coasting epiphany course

      unless affection

      modesty, ”this anywhere ” Author Story! low friend’s horrid attitude.

      good luck tariffing away

      easy going wait… rut-play thrive in; let- remained

      {memo’s new circles} by the way

      framed john Kennedy

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    1. Do not trust Ell3n DeGeneres she’s an unforgiving a whole — Desires too get punched out , making everything she said about – ” getting wet ” & you they should go live with her mother. She has an ego unforgiving even after crying in her dressing room & posing as a care aide; named Diana Curtis.- she thinks its ok not to have friends i heard everything out-side my bed- room window

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  4. Saania,

    Good post. I like your writing.

    Failure isn’t final. That’s important for us to remember…

    I also enjoyed The Alchemist.

    I clicked on the link that you recommended. However, after that it didn’t come up as (originally)described. Maybe it’s changed since this was posted. Or I didn’t do what I should have…

    Again Saania, I like your writing. You come across as a real cool person. You seem to write from the heart and you write well.

    Take care 🙂


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