If You’re Not Failing, You’re Not Even Trying At All


“If you’re not failing, you’re not even trying at all.”

Elon Musk


Many of us are afraid of failure. We’ve all experienced failure at least once in our lives. It is not an experience we wish to repeat.

While some of us got up and ignite the engine again, many of us decided to call it a quit. We succumb to failure.

What you need to understand is that if you want to be successful, failure is inevitable. A child doesn’t walk without falling several times. She tries to walk and she falls again.

What do you think would happen to a child who falls down and refuses to get up again? Your guess is right; she would never be able to walk.

Instead of remaining on the floor, she gets up again, tries to move her legs. She falls again and again. But every time she falls, she learns to control her legs and her legs get stronger till when she no longer falls while walking.

That is what life is. We fail in what we do but with every failure comes a lesson. The lesson is the fuel we require to move ahead.

Do you know how many failures preceded the discovery of electricity? Do you know how many failed rocket launches Elon Musk had before the successful one came.

Failure is an ingredient of success. So, do not let the fear of failure hold you back. Get up and work on that project today.