I especially think this is important in our writing. Whenever I discuss my failures, I get many more responses than when I discuss how great I did something. But failure is also important in our characters. My protagonist was a shy, naive and often scared child when she went to El Salvador, but she came out of it a strong, confident woman.
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:
“You are human and mortal; we are the sum of our weak moments and our strong.”
“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”
“Failure makes your story worth telling.”
How we portray our success as well as our failures has a great deal to do with how we relate to others.
It took me years to get this. I grew up with the “never let them see you sweat” mentality. And, because people only saw the polished success, they only got half the story.
“Success and failure are two halves of the same coin. If we want our lives to be as impactful as possible, it’s important to share both! By presenting a full picture, we can use our experiences to help other people acknowledge their individual potential, mitigate their fear of failure…
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