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Thinking Thursday (Discussion)


Please participate in the discussion by putting your answer to the following question in the comments below.
Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place?


For example:
My perspective is that, in the majority of circumstances, it is much better to not succeed at something than not try at all. My first reason for this is without trying something there is no way to succeed either. Second, great learning can come from failure, which can also illuminate a different path to success. Finally, from failure we can learn valuable character traits, such as humility, perseverance and self-awareness.

However, this only applies if the things you are risking are your own and not other people’s and one should know when to quit. To conclude I would like to quote Robert the Bruce; ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’.


My name is Kirsty from Scotland and I have been teaching English for 4 years now (2 years online). Click on my face for more information. I post interactive English language activities most days so if you would like to join in then simply follow me. Also on Twitter (KirstyTutors), Google+ and Facebook (Kirsty Tutors).

Jun 12, 2014 10:21 AM
Comments · 4

To my point of view, in most of cases, I prefer not to succeed at something than not try at all. In the first place, it is impossible to achieve any goals without trying; there is no way to obtain things we want without taking the first step. Secondly, failures can teach us many valuable traits, such as patience, perseverance, responsibility, having faith, etc. A lot of times, it is those valuable traits lead us to real success.
However, before we take the first step to try, we should think it over seeing whether we could afford the failure.

June 17, 2014

I think that mistakes are one of the important way to get experience and it compose our way to success , 

June 12, 2014

Thinking football team England . Haha.

June 12, 2014

Hi Kirsty,

I think the mistakes is the only way where we innovate many stuffs and at the same time it gives us a good experience to get on with other innovations..



June 12, 2014