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Can Failure Actually Be Your Friend?


Shawna Crabill, Marriage Therapist, Family Therapist, Individual Therapist, Couple Therapist, Therapist

We are all utterly familiar with failure. We are familiar with the pain, hurt, and disappointment it causes. But, could it be the same thing that has been known to cause countless bouts of anxiety be the very thing we should count as a benefit? The truth is, failure, although painful at the time of experience, is truly what gets you to success. Failure is a bridge, so to speak, that gets us from one success to another. By becoming self aware and using our experiences of failure we can shape our next actions and reactions to benefit our lives and quite possibly learn to live in our most happiest state. We don’t have to run out and find failure, but when it finds us we can choose to use it to our advantage. We can embrace our hurts and find healing.

This concept may seem foreign or even impossible. Sometimes failure can grip us so tightly, we’re unsure of ourselves and can even cause serious doubts to arise in us. When failure cripples us to where we are not able to overcome it on our own, we need to reach out for help. The best help comes from those who can identify with your specific needs and help you understand them.

If failure is causing anxiety, grief, or depression within you, why not seek out help from one who can empathize with your pain? Shawna Crabill, LMFT of Charleston, SC, has accomplished taking failures and turned them into successes. She now uses her story to empower others to do the same with their hurts and failures. Her vast experience allows her to understand and encourage children, mothers, and couples. Contact her today for therapy, counseling, and other helpful services to assist you in turning your failures into triumphs.