10 Reasons it’s Okay to Fail Epically

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As I was sitting in Bible class Sunday, my mind began to wonder.  For some reason, I kept writing my favorite hashtag again and again, #epicfail.  Crazy, right?  One, why did that # of all things come to mind?  Two, why is that my favorite hashtag?  Honestly, I just love the word epic.  Originally, it was used to refer to a long poem about the adventures (or misadventures) of a hero(ine); but as with everything else these days…it’s lost its significance.  We apply “epic” to just about everything…especially the mundane.  Nonetheless, of all the things we’ve overused and misconstrued in this era where pop culture reigns, I believe #epicfail is pretty spectacular.

If you feel like you’ve failed epically, congratulations!

  1. To fail epically means you declared yourself a hero(ine) of unbelievable stature. And you are!
  2. Whatever you bombed at, you did it with Odysseus swag.
  3. You attempted what no one else would and that in and of itself is a win! When everyone else said you couldn’t be chaste, overcome your past, write a book, build a brand, be a plus sized model, counsel others, live an abundant life after the Pen, do missionary work, be president, raise kids alone, bounce back after divorce, shed unwanted weight, own a company, etc.…you tried it anyway!
  4. To fail epically means you have declared that you can do deeds of superhuman strength. And you can!  Now before you go and try to stop a train in your stilettos (or steel toe boots), let me define what I mean by “superhuman strength.”  Super=Marvelous.  Human=You. You do deeds that only marvelous you can do!
  5. You were afraid, but you leapt anyway. It doesn’t matter if you landed with a thud instead of soaring that first time.  What matters is, you had courage.
  6. To fail epically means you were willing to travel (despite your fears) across vast settings to accomplish your goals. You pushed past your own mindscape and set off across the land of haters, sea of self-doubt, the underworld of depression, outer space of disorganization, and whatever other terrain, to accomplish something amazing.
  7. To fail epically means you have declared your journey must involve supernatural forces. And it must!  Regardless of what you call It, we are nothing without a Higher Power.
  8. You took a chance but you also know that nothing about you is by chance. You realize that you are made purposefully because you are purposed.  Not to mention, when you’re in a position where you cannot see how your story will turn out, He is the all-seeing narrator and has vantage points that have not come into view for you just yet.  His Providence will make all the various plots, conflicts, and broken metaphors of your life come together into an #epicstory.
  9. You pushed through when the odds were stacked against you because you believed in you! You believed that the goals you have are worth achieving!
  10. To fail epically means you are trying, that you are daring, that you are a hero(ine) with superhuman strength who has decided she would rather #failepically than live #insignificantly.

12 thoughts on “10 Reasons it’s Okay to Fail Epically

  1. Yasssssss lovely. You definitely hit a home run with this one. Absolutely soooo effective and meaningful to everyday coincidence. Superhuman strength to great measures.💜🙌🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾💚

  2. To be epic in anything in my opinion, maxes out at a grand or colossal level and if I can fail on the grandest of levels then surely I can overcome, withstand and endure anything that categorizes beneath an epic failure. Failing epically is okay because it affords opportunities to be created that may not have come about had I not failed, all while cultivating the strength that I possess. It provides pure chances to embrace the most of our situations, encounters and scenarios tossed out by life’s experiences. It also proves to us that what we’ve learned from failing in addition to hard work can only be conducive towards growth. Failure on any level is an experience and not who you are. From a spiritual standpoint, I was created to prosper and that’s law so no matter the degree of failing that I may experience, I know that it’s okay because it all contributes to releasing the greatness that I possess, thrusting me closer to what I was promised before I was even created.

  3. To be epic in anything in my opinion, maxes out at a grand or colossal level and if I can fail on the grandest of levels then surely I can overcome, withstand, and endure anything that categorizes beneath an epic failure. Failing epically is okay because it grants opportunities to be created that may not have come about had I not failed, all while cultivating the strength that I possess. It provides pure chances to embrace the most of our situations, encounters, and scenarios tossed out by life’s experiences. It also proves to us that what we’ve learned from failing in addition to hard work can only be conducive towards growth. Failure on any level is an experience and not who you are. From a spiritual standpoint, I was created to prosper and that’s law so no matter the degree of failing that I may experience, I know that it’s okay because it all contributes to releasing the greatness that I possess, thrusting me closer to what I was promised before I was even created.

  4. Beautiful expression of love and need required to develop a daughter to be far greater than rubies! Thank you for sharing.

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