Why Failure Is a Better Teacher Than Success Essay

905 Words Apr 11th, 2009 4 Pages
At some point in life everyone has experienced success, but how often do you succeed on your first attempt? It is everyone’s dream to be successful, but this success is very rarely given to anyone, everyone has hurdles to get over and their own set of trials and tribulations. What is really important in life are the lessons learned from these events, teaching you more about yourself and the task in which you are attempting to be successful in, and there is no better teacher than failure. Like everyone else, failure has played a large part in my learning process. Teaching me a lot about myself, and also teaching me how to make myself better. One of the main areas I have used my failures to better myself has been in my athletic career, …show more content…
This lesson changed my outlook on the game in the long run. Helping me see the true beauty of the game, and helping me to become the best ball handler on my high school team, and arguably the best in our conference. The extent this lesson helped meis very clear in my senior season stats, I lead my conference in assists per game (passes that helped another player score) with just over 11 per game, also lead my conference in assist to turnover ratio with over 5 assists per turnover, and finally had the lowest turnover per game average in my conference, with just under 1 turnover per game. Looking back on that season, I had only one place where I could really credit my statistics, and that was to my Father, because he was the coach who put me on the bench in my first season, and he was the one that made me realize how important teamwork is in the game of Basketball. Failure was not only limited to Basketball with me. Failure played a large part in my success in Drag Racing. I was introduced to the sport at the age of 7, and got my first car for my 8th birthday. This was the beginning of a very difficult, and failure filled path. During my first season, I knew very little about what I was doing, and knew absolutely nothing about the car itself, and in retrospect that was possibly the reason for me having such an amazing first season. That year I finished 4th in points and was given the “Rookie Of The

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