So often times we avoid pain or failure because we want to feel safe. I can say that first hand, I avoided trying things that I could possibly fail at or that could cause me pain even though I knew that taking risks may have been worth it. Failure and pain are not as scary as they sound. Although, we may not enjoy failing or being in pain that does not mean that it is not helpful to who we are to become as a person. Failure and pain are what must happen in order to bring us closer to the people we are meant to be and the dreams we are meant to fulfill. If we are constantly living life on the safe side, and not wanting to feel pain, failure or rejection then we will always be living a life of being mediocre. And when it comes down to it, too many of us settle for a life that is mediocre or less than ideal. With wanting a fulfilling and happy life, we have to allow room for taking risks, failing at our dreams, feeling pain from failure, and then picking ourselves right back up to try it all again. Failure and pain build strength and helps us understand the things that we need to adjust or delete that are no longer serving us in order to reach a better place to achieve our dreams. So rather than being scared of failure or pain that may come from doing things we are unsure of, we can take the chance knowing that it will only bring us one step closer to the things we always dreamed of. So can failure or pain be a good thing? The answer is yes. Take any pain and failure in your life and ask yourself what can I do to change? Understand that failure and pain are not meant to make you feel sad or depressed but instead to build you up to become stronger. Safe is always going to keep you at an ok life. Taking risks, will always eventually pay off. Maybe, not the first time, or the third time, but eventually you will have learned enough times through failing that you are able to move forward and succeed as you are meant to. I am an example of this, as I have failed at least once if not more before I was able to get the things I truly wanted in life. So, don’t look at failure as a monster instead be thankful for it helping you to become better.