Are you like most people and try to avoid failure? It makes sense. Failing sucks. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just be successful right from the beginning?
It doesn’t work that way. But you can use failure to help you to believe in yourself which will lead you to that success. With failing you can use that experience to figure out what went wrong. Look over the steps you took and try to find the point of failure. Once you have pinpointed the “error” you can choose a different strategy.
You do need to be honest about why the failure happened. If you start blaming everyone else for your failures, you will never move on
Of course, it’s easier to blame everyone else instead of taking responsibility for yourself. But you aren’t doing yourself any favors when you do this.
Knowing your failure is important, but don’t be too critical. If you get to the point where you’re putting yourself down because you failed, this won’t help your cause. You need to know that you failed but understand that it is going to happen and embrace it. Then, you can take a step back and figure out how to move on.
You can get motivation from the failure of others. There are tons of blogs, books, and videos where people are writing about their trials and tribulations about their experiences.
Their experiences can help you by giving you tips on how to avoid the mistakes they made. Understanding this can help you succeed at a much faster rate than if you make the same mistakes. Using other peoples' experiences to your advantage is key. If you don’t do this already, it’s time to start.
Seeing the experiences of others also shows you that you aren’t alone. If you read how someone who is so successful overcame obstacles, you can feel better about making mistakes. If they did it, so can you. This is so powerful and a massive benefit of using failure to your advantage.
Do you think there is a time that you should avoid failure? If you are repeating the same mistakes over and over, it’s time to take a hard look at what you are doing. This is called insanity if you expect a different result. If you can’t break your cycle, you may want to find a coach or mentor that can help you. Usually, that extra push can be all that you need to get you to move on from that cycle.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough - Og Mandino