Colonel Norman Vaughan said, “Dream big and dare to fail.” And since he was part of the first expedition to the South Pole, he knew what he was talking about!
But it’s hard. It’s hard to put yourself so far out there that you might fail.
No one likes failing; it’s an awful feeling. Sometimes it feels like you’re failing all the time – like you can’t make anyone happy, including yourself. But you’ve got to live this life for you … you have to dream big – you have to go for it! And sometimes you have to take a defeat, learn from it, and move on.
Failure is an important part of our dreams; of life. You can’t really succeed if you have never failed. If you don’t know what failure feels like, then how can you know success? And sometimes it can take a while to get to success.
So stay positive, if you dare to fail, just keep dreaming big. Why should those little failures stop you, why should those other people pull you down? You’re better than that.
And it’ll be hard, but keep in mind … it’ll be good in the long run.