The saying, “Failure is not an option,” may serve as a motivation for some, but anyone cognizant of failure’s importance knows this statement is somewhat misguided. Dealing with the aftermath of a failure is one of life’s most beneficial experiences. It’s actually a necessity in my life, one that I’m slowly learning to embrace—even if it is with a one-armed hug and a reserved pat on the shoulder. Without failure, many folks wouldn’t encounter those invaluable teaching moments that can be sharpened into tools to be wielded against future challenges.
Here are five advantages gained from failing: