Failure can be that frightening word we all dread to hear. I myself have failed at many things in my life. Whether it be a test, a job interview, or just feeling like a general failure because I wasn’t where I wanted to be in life. I used to get down on myself when I failed, it would cause me to be depressed and feel unworthy. This led me not wanting to try new things because I was afraid to fail. Finally, I made a conscience decision one day that I wasnt going to let “failure” dictate how I felt in certain situations. One day I was going to a job interview for a job I really wanted. On the drive there, my mind started wandering, thinking of “what if I blow this interview”. I didn’t want to fail again. It was at that moment, I decided that no matter what happens in this interview, I am going to take this experience and learn from it. From that point in my life, anytime I failed, or thought about failure, I looked it it from a different perspective. I thought of failure as a growing experience. It sounds kind of silly, but now I invite failure into my life, because the times I have failed, have been the times I have learned the most about myself and have had the most personal growth.