We are sure that you are reading this with a few failures under your belt. What we struggle with as a species is understanding and processing failure. We struggle with this emotion like we are carrying a huge weight with us.
When in actual fact we are just in the possession of a potential positive experience. So keep reading too find out why you need to know that failure is part of success.
Reprogram your brain
The first port of call to changing your perception of failure is addressing how you feel about failure. Seriously failure is not a really a bad thing, now bare with us here. Failure when fully absorbed and understood is a positive thing.
Not only is it a chance to stop, and take a break, but it is also that sign that you are looking for. When you see failure as a less negative thing, it becomes much more manageable, and palatable.
Does it really matter?
Now this may sound a little brutal, but in reality how huge is this failure?
As long as you have money in the bank, a roof over your head in reality you are going to be okay. Yes admittedly there is a lot more to life, but when reeling from a mistake you need to focus on the basics. The world is still turning, you still have people in your life, and most things are fixable.
Negotiate the personal cost
Okay so maybe you have racked up some debt, a personal project has gone wrong, or you have just had a bad breakup. These are all valid forms of failure, but what is the cost of these emotions to you. Debt is debt, nothing else can be done about it, so file it under something to deal with, but not to worry about.
Sitting and worrying about something is not the same as actually working to repair the damage. So put it out of your mind, and allow yourself to move on.
THE IMPORTANT PART
Okay so this is a huge piece of information that will change your outlook on all future ‘failures’. A mistake is just a way to learn not how to do something. It is not bad, it is actually really helpful. You have just narrowed down a better way to achieve something.
You have not lost anything, you have learnt something.
Life changing stuff right there. We are not the only ones who think like this either.
Historic people on failure
“I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.” – Truman Capote
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failures is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
So you see failure is almost a guarantee of success. So know you know that failure is part of success, we promise life will be a lot easier!