Why is Failure associated with so many negative connotations?

This is the first truly personal post I have written for Hellofromrosebudannie.  Hope it translates my intentions of sharing an experience with the hope to help others in a similar situation.

Recently I failed an important work exam.  With making it through university with straight passes and securing a training job without difficultly this is the first stumbling block in my career.  When I logged in to see my results and saw the F A I L (yes it was all in capitals :() )I was distraught.  It s a horrible feeling knowing something you have done has been judged not to be good enough.

What to come next I did not expect. I found my confidence in every day life and work decreasing and my questioning of my actions, choices and decisions increasing! 

Whats the best thing to do when you encounter something in life that doesn’t sit well………………….Go hunting on Pinterest for quotes to help 🙂

I found comfort and warmth in these beauties of quotes!



Along with a little bit of time, positive thinking I started to feel better about the situation and viewed it as a opportunity to learn more.  I wondered if by the results column it read “almost there but a little more to learn” or “almost there” I would have felt different due to all the negative connotations of “F A I L” 

If you are being judged to be failing at work, relationships, health or finances I encourage you to look at it another way of just almost being there. You can do it! And you have learnt much more about yourself and character in going via this path that a straight forward track.  I’ve heard and now feel a lot of great things coming from failure and wish you all the best in finding these opportunities amongst the dark!.

I’ve been working a lot harder and re sat my exam last week fingers crossed, should hear in the next few weeks.