Failure teaches success.

Since I had updated my consciousness to yoga, I really have enjoyed doing yoga.

Why do I like yoga? Because I can feel as much progress as I practice. I like to challenge something from scratch.

I remembered “a sponge cake story” which shows you my character.

I think it was 2 years ago. I wanted to make a birthday cake for a woman and her birthday was 3 days later.

My image of cake was like a japanese one. Have you ever seen it? Talking of a cake in Japan, we imagine a sponge cake. I checked some japanese sponge cake recipes on websites and I thought of my original sponge cake recipe. (Then I wanted to use natural ingredients as much as possible, so I needed to arrange the recipes.)

When I started trying, an accident happened. Even though I made a cake as the recipe said, it was a very thin cake. I thought I had a mistake for something and tried it again, but I made a thin cake again. The first day was finished.

On the second day, l changed the amount of some ingredients and tried twice. Although I tried a different way each time, both failed. I didn’t know why. I researched the cause and found it. The cause was flour. Japanese flour has less gluten than foreign countries one, so it’s easy to raise. (When we add water to gluten, it becomes sticky. It’s not good for a sponge cake to rise.)

On the third day, I changed from flour to corn flour and tried. I failed the first time. The cause seemed to be honey and I changed from honey to sugar. After I adjusted some ingredients, I tried again. A cake batter raised high in the oven. Finally I succeeded.

As a result I made 5 thin cakes (I might have made more…), but I enjoyed this challenge and now I can make a sponge cake easily and surely. Although people around me then were worried about me because I failed a lot, I didn’t think they were failures and I trusted myself.

Almost all people think failure is a bad thing but I wonder if it’s true or not. For me, failure is just a different way for success. Even if I fail something, I can know it’s not a correct way and try other ways.

Failure teaches success and its experience makes us grow.

If you want to try something, never give up before trying. Trust yourself and you will do it.


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