We so often want our journey to be smooth. But the thing is that a smooth journey doesn’t develop character, it only enforces our affinity for comfort.
We are so focused on being comfortable, that we even try to smooth out the journey for the next generation. It has become practice today to set up our younger generation to not experience failure. We want to prepare the road for them. By doing this we are creating a generation of young people who don’t know what it feels like to fail. And when they do… they don’t know how to deal with it.
A far better strategy would be to prepare THEM for the road ahead. There is no doubt that there will be times in life when things don’t work out the way we intended them to. That’s when we need to know how to get up, dust ourselves off, and move forward. But how can we possibly know how to do that, when we have never fallen.
A failed attempt is just a step closer to success. It’s a valuable stepping stone, not a terrible disaster. Have an amazing day knowing that trials are there to make us stronger, not bitter.