DEV Community

Discussion on: Don't Worry About Failure...Embrace It!

ben profile image
Ben Halpern

This got me thinking that, while I'm okay about not worrying about failure, I don't always embrace it, which leaves me somewhere caught in the middle where it's easy to drift towards the worry. If you're not embracing one pole in a spectrum explicitly, it's easy to drift towards the other.


jlhcoder profile image
James Hood Author

I guess the point I was trying to get across is to get to a point where you don't even see things as failures, but rather just steps in your journey. The emotion of frustration can trigger us to worry that something's wrong when maybe nothing is wrong and that's just part of the path. I think it's most important to have a direction and then be able to see yourself taking steps in that direction, not scrutinizing whether to name each step a success or failure. Definitely easier said than done though.