Failure is terrifying.
But it’s an option. A good option.
Our brains know how to handle failure — it’s our egos that don’t like it.
We use failure as a learning mechanism, to examine and analyze experiences. According to a report published in Scientific American, the brain actually gets bigger while learning/failing — and though it eventually shrinks back to its regular size, the neural pathways created during the learning process remain.
Without failure, we don’t have a chance to examine ourselves.
Not failing means we didn’t take big enough risks.
Not failing is a sign of small thinking. Failure is positive risk-taking.