The term failure comes from the verb fail. This, in turn, refers to the frustration (when a claim or a project fails) and at adverse outcome in a business. Specifically, it is considered that this term emanates from the Italian word I will fail which can be translated as “crash” or “break.”

A failure is therefore a pitiful, unexpected and fatal event, as described in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE). On the other hand, the concept allows to name the crash or crash of something.


Failure breeds disappointment.

School failure

Within what is the denomination of failure we have to emphasize the existence of a very specific class of him that at present has become a protagonist since it worries society. We are referring to the call school failure, which is the one that a person in question experiences when he does not get the title for which he was training and studying.

The high rates of school failure in some parts of the world are what are leading to an exhaustive analysis of this phenomenon. Thus, it has been established that it has three possible causes:

Student. His lack of motivation, having a series of learning problems to which help is not offered as well as his little or no attention during classes are some of the possible reasons that lead him to fail in school. However, we must not forget those that have to do with him and his family, such as, for example, living a complicated situation within it.

Economic and labor issues. What they do is show that you can get a job without having to acquire a degree and that is what leads many young people to forget about studies and focus on starting work and having money.

The study system. The structure of this and the deficiencies it has are on other occasions the main causes of school failure.


In sports, a loss is often referred to as a failure for the loser.

Accept defeat

In the society current, the permanent stimulus of competitiveness generates that failure is seen as a stigma. The “Winners” are exalted and idolized, while the “Losers” they are frowned upon and forced to pay for their failures.

According to psychologists, the family, the school and the media should teach women persons to face their defeats and digest their failures without trauma. Otherwise, failures harm the Reaction capacity and affect the personal welfare.

The social rejection of failure promotes a defensive mechanism in people, it leads them to not recognize personal failures and limitations. Making mistakes and not taking responsibility for them is a human inability.

Failure, unavoidable to move forward

Keep in mind that specialists consider failure as an unavoidable and valuable step to advance in life. Mistakes and failure allow learning.

Since the feeling of failure usually occurs before unattainable goals, psychologists recommend setting consistent goals to avoid frustration and not live a situation of much stress facing difficulties.