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Failure Is Better Than Success

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Kaila Usher
English 112 College Composition Assignment #2
18 February 2013
Failure is better than success
“Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair.   From honest failure can come valuable experiences.”   -William Arthur Ward
At some point in life everyone has experienced success but how often does one succeed on their first attempt? I am convinced that that the more one fails, the greater opportunities they have to learn from their mistakes and become successful. It leads to a greater understanding and wisdom for us to overcome our obstacles and have a better and brighter future. Therefore, I consider failure a better teacher than success.  
Some of my most terrifying memories involve my failures in many things.   It does not mean that I am not successful in life. I remember how I got extremely upset when I was eliminated from the second round on the county science fair. That day I thought the world was going to collapse on me, because I was not rewarded after a long time of preparation. At that point I was completely done with all competitions. After a thorough self-evaluation, it seemed foolish of me to give up. I tried again and re-entered the following year. Reviewing the data, reorganizing all the aspects of my project, I thought to be issues. Following this simple concept, I became the winner of the county science competition, and selected to represent my county in the state contest.
The world we live in isn’t all fun a games.   Everyone has hurdles to get over and their own set of trials and tribulations. The lessons learned from these events teach one more about themselves and the task in which they are attempting to be successful in.
Ally was five-foot- one and decided to go out for the school softball team. The first day at tryouts she was intimidated by the appearance of the other girls. Compared to them she was an ant....


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