5 Lessons from the 5 Biggest Failures of My Life

And how you can apply them so you don’t make the same mistakes I did.

Anangsha Alammyan
Ascent Publication


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The world has led us to believe that failures are final and fatal.

But what if we stopped giving them so much importance and started treating them as lessons? What if we treated them as an essential part of the learning process and took away their power to crush our souls and dampen our spirit?

A few days ago, I was watching Ali Abdaal’s video on the biggest rejections of his life. In it, he shares with us the following lessons:

  • You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take.
  • You have to accept failure and rejection.
  • You have to do the stuff that you enjoy.
  • Do not “be yourself.” Instead, “choose yourself” and be the best version you possibly can.
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Use your unfair advantages.
  • Find a way to turn failures into positives.

This inspired me to rethink my life’s biggest failures and draw out the important lessons from them. After all, As Steven Erikson quoted in House of Chains, “Regrets are nothing. The value lies in how they are answered.”