By Leslie Kell
As J.K Rowling has said, “It is impossible to live without failing at something…” Failure is just something that every one of us will have to deal with at some point in life; not one person is immune to experiencing failure. Since everyone of us encounter’s failure at some time, we might as well flip our perspective and take it as an opportunity to learn something from it, and escape rooms provide that opportunity. Here are three things that escape rooms can teach us about failures.
1.The More You Fail, The More You Succeed
When you play your first escape room, it is unlikely that you will escape, especially if you choose one of the most difficult rooms at a given location. This ‘failure’ is a chance to learn about escape rooms and what to look for in the next room you play. One saying we have for our escape players is, “just because something you did in this room was not the ‘right’ answer, doesn’t mean it’s not the ‘right’ answer the next escape room that you choose to play.” This means that the more you play escape rooms, the more experience you gain, which could ultimately lead to success in the next room.
2.Failure Can Be Fun
One of our favorite quotes we’ve heard from customers after their first room experience where they didn’t escape is, “this was the most fun I ever had failing at something!” Regardless of whether you escape the room or not, the most rewarding thing about escape rooms is that they are just plain fun! There is nothing wrong with competition being a motivating factor to playing the room, but at the end of the day, it shouldn’t ruin the experience if you don’t escape. The clue-master’s goal is not that you would win the game, although we love when that happens, but our goal above all is that you would have an epic time (Pun intended!) with your friends or family that you booked with.
3.When You’re Willing To Fail, You Open The Door to More Opportunities
The person who never tries, has already failed; if you never attempt an escape room, you can never win an escape room. When you’re willing to step out of your comfort zone, even if it means taking the risk of failure, you’ve opened the door to a new experience. Escape rooms are great opportunities to take ‘safe risks’ that encourage you to think differently and change your perspective. When you think outside of the box in an escape room, you’re taking a small risk that your solution to a puzzle might be wrong which then gives you an opportunity to try a different idea, without it being detrimental in some way.
In escape rooms, as in life, failure is inevitable at some point. You may not win every escape room that you play, and that’s okay. In fact, that’s how it should be. Escape rooms are intended to be a fun challenge. Failure, ironically, is just a small part of what makes escape rooms enjoyable. If you’re ready to take the epic risk of failure and play an escape room, you can book right here!