Failure isn't a pretty topic isn't it, I for one am horrible at admitting something hasn't worked out for me because I'm just too proud. Over the past couple of years I've realised it's ok to fail and sometimes it's actually good for us to. We can't be good at everything and I think the most important thing is that if you've tried your best and it just hasn't worked out that there is absolutely no shame in that in admitting that.
After reading It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden in less than hour it left me feeling totally empowered me to embrace my failures instead of trying to hide them. When something doesn't work out it isn't necessarily a bad thing and even though it doesn't seem like that at the time you can turn it into something positive. Since I was a teenager I've realised just how important it is not to regret something, whether it be friendships, relationships or jobs. Regretting something won't change it, no matter how much you wish it would. Even if you just learn one thing from a situation it makes it all worth while.
For years I've been too afraid of admitting my failures and it's so silly to be ashamed of something that happens to everybody. Even if it just to myself or to those closest around me then it's a start, I'm not going to start sharing them with everybody I meet but I am definitely going to be less embarrassed about them. It takes far more courage to stand up and say hey this didn't work out for me and that is ok then to bury your head in sand like everything is A ok when it isn't.