“Failure is a stepping stone to success, a challenge to overcome not to be undone”
The “f” word… failure, is one of the most misused and misunderstood words in our language. We use the word against ourselves as a label rather than what it is… an obstacle or challenge in our path.
When it isn’t challenged, the label gains traction in our inner voice fueled by shame which then quickly cascades into loss of courage and fear of risk.
I know this because I used the “f” word against myself as a child when I did poorly on my first algebra exam and quickly confirmed it in my mind with the culturally-accepted mantra, “girls don’t do well in math.”