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5 Reasons It's OK To Fail On Your First Try

It happens to everyone.

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5 Reasons It's OK To Fail On Your First Try
Emily Fiorini

Are you suddenly feeling lonely in college because you have not been "accepted" by a group of people? Do you feel like you have tried for things, yet you have not gotten them? If yes, you are totally not alone. Ask anyone, and they will tell you a time in their life where they did not succeed on their first try. Here are a few reasons why these people are thankful they did not succeed on the first try.

1. You will not always get things handed to you, so you might as well learn young. 

2. When life hands you lemons, make lemonade

You are not going to get everything on the first try, so you have to take it as a sign, and make something great out of it.

3. Some things just aren't meant to be and that's okay.

4. Life has a way of working things out. 

I have found some of my greatest blessings because of the fact that I did not get chosen for things I thought I needed to be involved in.

5. Trust the process.

I know what you're thinking, but this really is true. You will be found, and it may just be in ways you did not see coming.

I was watching Miss America when Miss Florida, Taylor Tyson was asked a question along the lines of what was her most difficult failure. She simply responded, "Failure is a funny word because it implies defeat. And I have had many setbacks in my life, but I'm a firm believer that every setback is a setup for your comeback, and from every tribulation that I have faced, every rejection that I have had, I have used that to turn it into learning how to be a better version of myself."

So, even though it may not seem like it, every single person you see has gone through some kind of setback. You can either let it take you down, or let it give you the motivation to get back up and try again. Either way, it is your choice how you let it affect you. Do not be afraid to take chances because, in the end, these chances are molding you into the person you are supposed to become.

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