Failed? Accept, Learn and Move on
When we talk about failure, most of us frown upon this dreadful topic. A lot of us don’t want to talk about failure because it’s painful to bear and downright embarrassing. The feeling of failing dehumanizes our value and worth besides dwindling our self-confidence.
We strive to avoid failure in all our endeavors because it erodes our self-worth. Still, this nagging feeling extends to our families and friends. Failure may have never-ending lists of disappointments and horrible titles, but the truth is, it’s not terrible as we paint it. If you try to look it on the other side, you’ll realize that failure also has its fair share of positive benefits.
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
Here are our top reasons why you should embrace failure in order to succeed in life.
It sets you on a new path
When you fail at whatever situation you’re in, it might also be a sign that the path isn’t just for you. You’re better off somewhere else. Therefore, instead of forcing yourself to take that path, try to explore your horizons. One major step in recognizing where your path lies is to assess yourself. What is it that you truly want? What is your dream? What makes you happy?
When you have a clear goal or vision in mind, that’s the time you start carving your own path. And no, don’t be afraid to take your own path, even if nobody else is taking it. Remember that you’re the master of your own soul and you are the only one capable of turning your dreams into realities. If you want to live your dream, do your best and never give up until you achieve it.
It reaffirms your previous direction
Of course, assessing yourself (as stated in tip no. 1) can go both ways. Either you realize it’s not the path you want to take, or you’re still not giving up on this path because it’s what truly makes you happy. If you choose the latter, it helps you strengthen your determination and your will to succeed.
This actually gives you the determination to never give up. It provides you with the will to fight until you achieved your dream. Of course, this also opens up some opportunity for you to reassess your strategy. Why did you fail previously? What were your weaknesses and strengths? What didn’t work? You can change your strategy so that the next time you try again, you’re more inclined to do things right.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas Edison
You tell yourself that you are worthy of the goal to fight on
We all know how a failure can tamper the faith and confidence we have in ourselves. But we shouldn’t let it dwell inside. We should have enough faith in ourselves despite the disappointment we’ve been through.
If you’re in doubt, try to ask yourself if the goal you’re fighting for is still worth it. If your answer is yes, then go and fight for your dream. Keep on believing in yourself. The road may be bumpy, but it will be all worth it when you’ve finally reached your final destination.
The challenges are what make you grow
Failure actually means that you need to step up with in life and continue to grow. Failure means that what you’re doing right now is not enough to make things work. It means that it’s not enough to enable you to reach your goal, in a good way.
Failure is an indicator that there’s still something lacking, and unless you work to gain it, you won’t achieve your goal. You need to be stronger, wiser, and grow as a human being. Your failures will take you right to your destined path.