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How To Use Failures To Your Advantage

How they react to failure is one of the defining features of most successful people.    Failure can be disheartening, especially one that comes about after a lot...

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How they react to failure is one of the defining features of most successful people. 

 

Failure can be disheartening, especially one that comes about after a lot of hard work and effort. At this point, people start doubting themselves, or the intentions of people around them. Either way, it’s the start of a downward spiral, which leads to extreme bitterness and self loathing.

 

The alternative here, is to rally your emotions in case of failure, to turn the situation on its head. It’s time to turn failure into your advantage.

 

Failure is a step closer to success

 

As a wise man once said, “He who has failed a hundred times is a lot more knowledgeable than one who hasn’t tried at all.” The essence of the lesson is in realising the true educative value of failure. In the aftermath of each failure, the person emerges wiser and stronger.

 

A hundred failures breed one success
A hundred failures breed one success

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Failure is the time to face your fear

 

In our minds, a prospective failure seems catastrophic. The more you think about it, the more scared of it you are. Eventually, the fear of failure overwhelms people and they can never bring themselves to even attempt to achieve their dreams. But once you invest yourself in a pursuit and face the inevitable failure, the fear melts away. You realise the experience made you richer and on the next attempt, you can forget the fear and do what you have to do.

 

Nothing to fear but fear
Nothing to fear but fear

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Failure is time for a change

 

Change is never easy, but it is fruitful. Once you have seen a particular effort meet failure, it’s not a bad idea to take a step back and reset your priorities. It is one of the easiest ways to get out of a rut, but most people instead choose to wallow in the tragedy of unfulfilled objectives. Hanging on to past misdeeds will only set the ground for future failure.

 

Failure is not defeat

 

Failure is not the end of dreams, nor a good reason to quit. It just means a slight delay in your personal achievement. It means you must try a different tack to reach your goal. Or it could also indicate a reassessment of your targets. Failure, essentially, acts as a filter in your journey to realising your full potential. It makes the rest of your time more worthwhile.

 

Almost a winner
Almost a winner

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If you’re going through a failure, either professionally or personally, always remember that the way out of it is the way forward. Before the phoenix can rise again, it must burn.

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