Build Character Not to Be Afraid to Fail – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Temima Chamani   “I can’t, I just can’t do it,” yelled Sarah helplessly. “You saw how all the guests spit out the cake. I was burning with embarrassment and I am not going to go through it again. I just won’t.” “Sarah, honey,” Mrs. Friedman said softly. “Mistakes happen, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. You don’t want to be considered failure. You have to try, try and try again until you get it right. If you don’t move on you’ll never learn how to bake. Start anew.” Sarah listened to her mother’s wise words and decided to make a list of why she can do it and should have confidence in herself. The following day Sarah took out an apron, set the ingredients on the counter, brought out the measuring cups and cookbook. She flipped to the recipe, while encouraging herself, “I can do it, I can bake the cake. I can do it.” Once she had everything organized, she began to slowly measure ingredients one at a time. Two hours later the heavenly aroma of brownies filled the house. As Sarah took out the cake, and cut herself a slice to taste, she knew that this time she had achieved her goal. She had baked her first – good tasting cake. The cake lasted a day, but her mother’s lesson lasted forever. “Try, try and try again until you get it right!”