by shennamariz-

Fail. A word that many of us don’t want to encounter. Many of us will do a lot to perfect the situation we are in. We have been told of failures and are looking into ways to avoid it as much as we can. We put so much effort into figuring things out quickly to get up to the ladder of success. Guess what? What you’re doing is absolutely not learning and not living! We forget to experience life and teach us that mistakes are part of it and that mistakes were not really failures of the past. It is just a cruel direction to the right path.

Have you been rejected recently? Were you so low that you thought so little of yourself? Well, decades ago, there was this man who went for a job interview to work for Toyota company. He was rejected from the offer because they think he was not fitted for the job. Sad but persistent, he never gave up until he created his company called HONDA!

The oh so classical lamp of invention of Thomas Edison who failed 999 times until he succeeded in on the 1000th attempt

Akio Morita, not familiar with most of us but the owner of Sony. His first retail product was a rice cooker but never really got many sales in the market, he decided to switch and get on with television sets and other technologies that gained him a multi-dollar business called Sony Inc.

Do you know Paypal? It’s a money transfer service online that most businesses own an account of. One of the founders Max Levchin failed at his 4 owned companies, the next and the 5th of his business, PAYPAL!

I am writing this blog post more personally than most of what I’ve written. I figured that one of our biggest weaknesses can turn into our greatest strengths. Well, that sounds very familiar.

Every one of us has failed. Who hasn’t? Everyone was at some point miserable of getting out of failure, and it’s okay. It’s totally fine! I’ll tell you 5 reasons why it’s absolutely okay to fail.

1. You are prone to failure, and it doesn’t scare you anymore

You get persistent until you reach your goal. It wouldn’t scare you getting the toughest experiences because you know at the end success is waiting. At times, you achieve more than what you needed to succeed.

Whatever comes along your way, positive or negative, you will always have a way to welcome it and learn from it.

You will always tell yourself that it’s just part of the experience and ultimately, you will develop as a healthy person taking risks in life knowing that it’s okay to fail.

2. Failures will teach you a lot of lessons – which success can’t

Basically, just one of the things we hear every day from a lot of people but this is true! I was working on something that could totally change my career, failed a couple of times, but I persisted, and it paid off. I didn’t know how I really wanted to get that offer until I failed and tried again, and yes, about three times.

Had I been successful in my first attempt, I would not have known the value of patience and perseverance. The value of hard work that my parents taught me, that I had no idea when I was younger. Yes, Adulting is hard!

3. Everyone needs a little bit of failure in their lives – Everyone fails

When we are pressed so much, it exercises our brain to think more. It improves our ability to think critically and thus do more. If we every have success without failure (which I doubt no one ever did), we’ll never know how capable we are of great things. It forces us to exercise our mental toughness that doesn’t come out when we experience success.

This will allow us to truly get to know ourselves. We see what is lacking in us and therefore we work on it to improve.

We realize that we can’t do it all because of limitations, but then again we improve on those limitations and go beyond them.

J.K Rowling might have experienced immense challenges to get where she is now. Being brought up in an impoverished situation, struggling to find ends meet as a single mother, she pushed beyond what others expected from her.


4. Failure will open new doors to a new beginning.

I remember a famous quote that says “As I look back in my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”

We are being led to something different at times because things are way better on the other side of the line.

5. We realize that we can’t succeed on our own.

The world is full of people.  We need to use this advantage to get to where we want to be. Family and friends are a priority and most of the time, they are there to support us. Not everyone though has these two things in their life. If you have both, you are lucky. On our way to reaching our goals, remember that you are not alone. The simple things people could do for you aside from your friends and family such as getting you a ride to your destination, people processing for your papers, experience you learn from a colleague that made you a better worker.

It would be hard to work on your own, and maybe some people will never really get what they actually want because of doing alone. Your initiative brought you to success and the way you do things together with other people.

It is humbling to say that we need people in our lives as companions to give us that excitement, happiness, and direction.

So whatever you are facing right now, don’t give up. It is entirely okay to fail sometimes. Maybe even better to teach us a few valuable things in life. It’s time to find a new perspective and just always remind yourself that one day, you will be able to reap the rewards!


Why it’s absolutely okay to fail!


20-something blogger and nurse. When not working as both, I search for the meaning of life 🙂


  1. Kelly Jessica

    To be quite frank, I hate failures. I never liked failing because I feel like I am so little when I fail. I am not perfect, I did experience failures more than often but I tend to dwell in the negative side of failures. This blog post reminded to look on the brighter side of negativity! <3

    06 . May . 2017
  2. Kandice

    This is honestly beautiful! I admit failure is like a sister to me ever since. At first, it bothered me so much, including the emotional state that I was in before. But I’ve got used to it, accepted it as part of MY life so it doesn’t bother me as much as it did before. It doesn’t necessarily teach me a lesson although it gives me new opportunities.

    04 . May . 2017
    • shennamariz

      True Kandice! I guess we all have to experience failure to grow and to open up new endeavors.. Kinda like getting used to it in life. Accepting it as part of Life. 🙂

      05 . May . 2017
  3. Bia

    Love this post! Everything is so true. One thing that I’ve really learned from during my college days was to never give up even you fail a couple of times. Always we should think of our failures as our room for motivation to learn, to grow ourselves and stand up until we succeed. 🙂

    29 . Apr . 2017
  4. Marianne

    I needed this right now 🙁 Sometimes (most of the time?) I tend to focus on my failures instead of the little achievements in life. Which is really sad… And wrong when I think about it.

    22 . Apr . 2017
  5. dreamofadventures

    I just failed big time. I didn’t pass one of my architecture licensing exams and I thought I had done well. There are six total and this was my first one. Of course I burst into tears the moment I saw my score. But my family and close friends were so supportive. I now know what I must study and what to expect from the exam so there was a lesson learned. I was also thinking of some of the people you mentioned and how they failed but then went on to create amazing things. Failing builds character =o)

    18 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      True enough! I’m sorry to know about that but you will definitely be an architect soon. I also failed three times on a major exam but that didn’t stop me from taking again and I passed on the last take. I really made me stronger. Family and friends will always be a big help to cheer you up when life gets low some times. It’s part of success and it truly will build character. Don’t worry about it. You’ll do great things and hey! if you want to talk, pin me up. :))

      18 . Apr . 2017
  6. Mahalia

    Howdy! I simply wish to give an enormous thumbs up for the great inoitmarofn you have right here on this post. I might be coming again to your blog for extra soon.

    16 . Apr . 2017
  7. Susie

    Love this post!! Failure is such an important part of life and can lead you to great places just need some faith too ahaha <3

    11 . Apr . 2017
  8. Ellaine Go

    I’m so happy that while I was scrolling and reading the article, I started to visualize how I truly am and absolutely fine with experiencing failures once in a while 🙂 hihi thanks for this!

    – Ellaine, The Plain Junkie

    30 . Mar . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Thank you Ellaine. Glad I reminded you on that 🙂

      30 . Mar . 2017
  9. Aileen Tubog

    It’s worth my time reading your blog! Keep inspiring other people Shenna!

    28 . Mar . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Aileeen! Haha. Thank you for taking the time to read mg blog, and yes, I’ll keep doing this jud. 🤗 Hope I inspired you in a way

      28 . Mar . 2017
  10. Marian espinosa

    Wow…great words…worth it!

    22 . Mar . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Hi, Marian! Thank you for the compliment. I appreciate it 🙂 Hope you enjoyed reading 🙂

      22 . Mar . 2017

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