Question of the Week: What Have You Learned From Failing?

What Have You Learned From Failing

We’ve all experienced failures: bad grades in school, not getting the job you really wanted, gaining weight, losing money, or feeling like a bad partner, sister, parent, or friend.

When you’re going through a tough time, the last thing you want to think about is what you can learn from the situation. I usually want to punch a pillow!

But after a while, you can look back on your failure and realize that something good DID come from the pain. It might not have been the outcome you wanted, but I’ve found that most people are grateful for the struggles they’ve faced (at least a little bit).

Think about a time when things in your life didn’t go as planned.

What have you learned from failing?

In the comments below, share what you gained from experiencing a disappointment.


  1. laura on August 8, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Failing has taught me that my limits can definitely be altered and that I can always be better than how I am now.

  2. Sarah @ This Is What I Eat on August 7, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I’ve learned that just because you’ve failed at a specific task doesn’t mean it was a waste of time or pointless. I always learn from my failures and when I can recognize this I can often turn it into a success! It’s just a matter of being patient, accepting the failure and seeing how you can learn from it and transform it.

    • Sage Grayson on August 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

      That’s a great point of view. Nothing in life is truly a waste of time. Thanks for sharing! 🙂