This post really resonated with me because it is the opposite of how I have been raised. I was a precocious child, able to ace exams without even trying. Not used to fail at all, when the gap in maturity and skills between me and the others started to close (near the end of high school), the result wasn’t pretty and I found myself extremely troubled. The later you learn what failure is, the harder it becomes to accept failure and use it as a path toward success.
Now my point by reblogging this is to address a message to the new RMers out there: don’t be afraid to fail. Your first games will be horrible failures whether you like it or not, so make them failures you can be proud of – when you’re stuck on something, don’t go on forums to ask others to make a script to solve your problem, but ask them how you can work around your problem. At first, you will fail anyway, but what you will learn in the process will pave your future successes.
I really, truly wish for you to be able to post online your hard work and see others enjoy it.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan
The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do. – John Stuart Mill
I want my kids to fail. That probably isn’t at the top of your list for your kids, but it should be. Failure is one of the most important experiences they will ever have. The road to success is paved with failure because failure teaches us how to succeed.
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