To try or not?
June 26, 2010 1:50pm CST
Which of these would you consider to be the worst, Failing or never trying? I think that never trying has got to be the worst of the two, if you never dare try how would you know wether you are any good at anything? Failing? I see as a life lesson rather than a failing because you have gained something from the lesson and that being; you are just better at doing other things.
26 Jun 10
Hey tiggerific! A lot of people ask themselves the same question!To try and fail(and in the meantime learn something new) or not to try at all(and gain nothing) In my opinion you should try and fail,because the next time you will be better prepared.This will help you in the future and allow you not to make some mistakes you could have made. However,not trying at all means not losing time(and money) thus you can do something you know will work,practice the skills you already have or just do something you know it's fun! You should do what you choose,but in my opinion trying and failing is better than not trying at all! Happy mylotting!
30 May 11
Failing is only part of the learning curve, deffinately. Some people don't see this though and become their own worst enemy. Some can become very critical of themselves when it comes to self obseration and they give themselves a hard time. Pick yourself up, dust your self off and try a different tactic I think is the key.
28 Jun 10
I agree with you to some degree.What I consider right doesn't change the fact that I failed.However it does give you a positive attitude the next time you have to do a similar thing and it helps you.Being sure that you know what not to do will only help you.
• United States
27 Jun 10
i agree with you tiggerific. but honestly i get very upset when i fail at something. i always say to myself that it is my lesson. but i wish i wouldn't be too upset about it. i don't know why it is so important to succeed, when everybody fails around and nobody is perfect, but still when you fail it seems like you're the only one.
29 May 11
Being upset about failing something is just part of the process and the lesson. If however you would prefer not to have the emotion that it brings, see it not as failing but as falling in style. Rub yourself off and try again. Learn from your mistakes and move on. Thank you for responding to my discussion x
• United States
26 Jun 10
I agree with you. My mother does'nt feel the same though. She tells me all the time that I am wasting my time trying new things all the time because I don't continue anything long enough to enjoy it. but I don't know where she's coming from. my new adventure is diving. I am looking forward to it. I don't ever think you can fail at something, only give up trying so why not try anway. I know fear comes into play for alot of pepole and I don't think that counts as failing. bears scare the heck out of me so you won't see me wrestling one, I am not gonna try. I don't think I would fail, I would just get alot of practice running for a marathon and I don't like running.
26 Jun 10
Lol, your response really tickled me, you are a very funny person =). I too try new things all the time and don't continue them for a length of time that stops others from deemimg them 'fads' lol. Though I probably thoroughly enjoyed them at the time and would probably touch back on them at some point or another, there is so many things I want to have a go at. I would love to see the great barrier reef, I have 2 small marine tanks in my living room and to see this in it's natural would be amazing, Well done you and woop! woop! to 'fads' lol xx