Failure in today's society drags along with it a terrible connotation. People live their wholes lives in fear of the idea that if they fail, they have done nothing. They feel as if their lives wouldn't be any different if they had just not even tried in the first place. What they don't understand is that with every failure, they are now one step closer to success. Failure is not only likely before achieving success; failure is absolutely necessary in order to achieve success.
Every task worth completing will almost always first result in failure, and no satisfaction is drawn from an accomplishment that can easily be matched by others. The idea of a "great accomplishment" would not exist if not for failure. Every struggle that has ever been overcome began with some form of failure; therefore, the idea that success can be achieved (or exist) without failure is simply ludicrous. This way of thinking begins in almost every persons life at a young age. For example: learning to ride a bike. It is unheard of for a child to simply "know" how to ride a bike. As a child, I remember spending weeks trying to master this ability. It took countless hours and many band-aids, but eventually I learned that only through multiple failures, persistence, and learning from your failures are you able to achieve success.
Trial and error is one technique used to accomplish a goal that is based on failure. Through these failures, one is able to complete almost any task. In the movie Cast Away, the character, Chuck Nolan, overcomes many problems through trial and error. In order to survive, he must find food, create fire, and build shelter. He is unable to complete any of these tasks without first failing. But with each failure, Chuck Nolan gets closer and closer to his goal by slightly modifying the technique used in the previous failure. Through this process, a goal is easily accomplished.
In conclusion, one should not fear the idea of failure but rather, embrace it, and except...