By Korina Posikei
In life, we fail to learn how not to fail. Fail according to oxford advanced learner’s dictionary 8th edition, is to not be successful in achieving something. Fail is one of the things that most people despise. They say when you fail it’s because you don’t know what to do or you are both smart enough to do something. The thing is that nobody in this world is a failure. Fail is a choice. If you choose not to study and do the things that you are supposed to do then you’re making a choice that is likely to result with a fail.
Most kids in Papua New Guinea when they fail especially in their examinations, they think that this is the end of everything. They tend to just stay in the house, go on social media, chat with friends, and roam around the streets. We all think that failure brings shame to ourselves and our families. Of course it does, because of all kinds of words thrown at us by people we know. When that happens we quit, feel ashamed of ourselves and start to think that we are nothing. But this is not right. It’s still not the end. Try look at it at a different angle. You are where you are because of your past mistakes. Stop looking down on yourself and pick yourself up. You will be tomorrow what you do today. Using your God given knowledge is more powerful than the computer or the smartphones that you are using today. As a matter of fact, we’re living in the age of technology that was created by humans using the brain. Your brain can store more information than a computer or a smart phone. Our brain is powerful. There are so many people out there in the world that have failed thousands of times but still got up and tried again.
They did not give up or never stopped trying even though people called them dumb and failures. They used their time wisely to do something to help themselves and they became some of the most important figures that people didn’t expect them to be. They did prove that no one is a failure.
Failing once, doesn’t mean that you are not capable of achieving anything. The world is just challenging you. When we fail it means: F-first; A-attempt; I-in; L-life. As students our minds should be free to think more about things that can bring us prosperity and not disaster. When we fail we tend to hide our dreams and forget about them, but this is not the way it’s supposed to be. Our dreams are our motivation. When you are certain about what you want to become in the future there is no mountain that can stop you. Everything is achievable. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you came from. The ability to triumph begins with you always. This is just the beginning not the end.
In my opinion as a grade 8 student, we should take fail as a challenge, learn from it and come back bigger and stronger. Don’t look down on yourself. Get up from where you are and show the world who you are. We are destined for greater things.