Allah SWT tells us in the Quran, “So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true] believers. وَلَا تَهِنُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنتُمُ الْأَعْلَوْنَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ – 3:139”
Sometimes our mistakes can be paralyzing, preventing us from moving forward and pursuing our goals. But when we reflect on our failures, we realize that they play an important role in guiding self-change and we can derive lessons that Allah SWT wants us to learn from our said failures. Allah SWT reminds us often that we, as Muslims, are among the high regardless of our failures, as long as we have faith in Him. So how can we overcome our fear of failure and allow our failures to be the catalysts of success and self-reflection?