Infinity War and the Importance of Failure

“In time, you will know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail all the same. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives.” -Thanos

With Thanos trying to acquire all of the infinity stones, we as an audience are beginning to acknowledge the fact that the Avengers may not be enough to stop the Infinity Gauntlet from “balancing” the universe. There’s a good chance that they will fail, but we should use this fictional failure to remind us of the importance of failure in real life.

Nobody likes losing. Nobody enjoys failure. Yet we still live in a world of winners and losers. Although failure may not seem fun, it could prove to be pretty beneficial in the long run. We can take our downfalls and use them to make us stronger people in the end. Nothing worthwhile is ever accomplished on the first try.

So how do we make failure work to our benefit? We have to first conduct the uncomfortable act of observing and analyzing our failure. We have to look at what we’ve done wrong, whether it’s a wrong attitude, rushed plan, too much ego, or a lack of teamwork. After identifying what’s wrong, we need to work on moving forward while changing the flaws we posses. Once we see a better path toward accomplishment, we need to look at what we’re doing right and try to boost those qualities. This all sounds easy, but if it were, there wouldn’t be so many examples of constant failure in the world. In reality, changing ourselves is not easy, but nothing worthwhile is. We can look at our comic book heroes as inspiration for success. Even though they always encounter constant conflict, they still make it long enough to fight their next villain.

So when you all worry about failure and think that success is too far away, just remember, The Avengers are about to take on Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet, yet there’s still gonna be a fourth movie.

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