You're a failure
Suck it up buttercup
I’ll stand by that assertion.
If you’ve driven a car, you’re a driver.
If you’ve surfed, you’re a surfer.
And, if you’ve failed?
You’re a failure. For ever.
Great. End of newsletter.
Only it’s not that simple.
The words fail and failure come with a mountain of baggage.
Shame, embarrassment and humiliation are feelings we experience when we’ve failed.
At a sensory level, people frequently panic, need to fight or run away from the feelings that show up when they’ve failed.
I come across soooo many people who tell me that they feel like a failure. There’s a problem though. Though ‘failure’ shows up in the dictionary as a noun, it’s more an action.
Failure has an interesting word origin. It comes from ‘failer’ - as in one who has failed.
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