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What was the last thing you failed at, did you try again, and what did you do differently the second time?

Asked by Gifted_With_Languages (1129 points ) January 25th, 2014

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Thank you most sincerely for everything.

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talljasperman's avatar

I failed grade 12 math, so I took the multiple choice test over and over until statistically I would pass. Exactly 50% to pass. Got my advanced high school diploma and went to university.

Kropotkin's avatar

I tried to deliberately fail at something, but I was too perfect and ended up failing at failing.

The second time I realised that I was incapable of failing, and would leave the failing to the mere mortals and other subnormal plebs.

anniereborn's avatar

I have failed over and over again at trying to do something healthy for myself.
So I start again and again. Finally I am succeeding at something. It may some small to many, but it’s not to me. For a month now I have been drinking 8 glasses of water/tea (decaffeinated) a day. I used to drink hmmm maybe one, and lots of pop.
Now I drink very little pop.

VS's avatar

I failed at marriage because my husband was an asshat. I don’t thrive in captivity, but do quite well roaming free. Sometimes you fail at things you are just naturally not very good at, and I suspect that was my case with marriage. In all other aspects of my life, I succeed at most everything I try. I mean, I have very happy friendships and a full and satisfying social life. I don’t plan to undertake marriage again.

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