5 tips for Overcoming a Failure

Napoleon Hill once said that “Failure seems to be nature’s plan for preparing us for great responsibilities.” Have you ever seen a child learning how to ride a bike? They will stumble and fall a couple of times of times before they get it right. When you make a mistake, you should take it as a learning opportunity but not a failure. It takes a failure after a failure to create success with this tips for overcoming a failure is how you know the difference between successful people and those who are not. Successful people are fighters, they struggle to the last stroke and they still do not quit. When it comes to business, having goals and creating plans to achieve those goals is part of achieving success. However, there are times those goals do not come to fruition. During such instances, there are two decisions to choose from. The first one is fold your cards and get heartbroken and never return to that venture again or pick yourselves up take heart and continue with your mission this time with a lesson and more energy. This is what is called success, walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

The following 5 tips for Overcoming a Failure are something I often use to keep me going even after a massive failure.

  1. Acceptance

First and foremost, you need to understand that there are some things that are beyond our control. You are not your mistakes and the quicker you accept this fact the faster you are likely to move on. The fact you have not found a successful way to do something does not mean you are failure. Personalizing failure is likely to wreck havoc and kill your confidence and self esteem. Therefore, the faster you accept, the quicker you are likely to leave these debilitating monopolizing thoughts behind and try again this time better.

  1. Talk to someone

You are not the first person to ever fail. There are so many people out there who have probably gone through a similar situation or even worse and still ended up being successful. Talk to someone you are comfortable with about how you feel. Remember, just by talking about your problem, you achieve a half solution to it. You will come to realize that by doing this the person you talked to will try to make you feel better by encouraging or giving you a better solution and even if they do not, at least you will have gotten the chance to take off what you have been holding in your chest.

  1. Think positive

Look at your failure positively suspending feelings of anger, blame, frustrations and regret. If you do not like the outcome of something, you have the liberty of changing it and if you cannot change it, change the way you think about. This applies to failure. According to Winston Churchill, “Success is moving from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” The mind has to accept first that it can do something even before it can achieve it. Negative thoughts always end up with negative results while positive thinking always ends up with positive results. Things always turn the best for people who always think well about themselves.

  1. Ignore Negative People

Most a times, our fear of failure is often rooted in the fear of being judged. In the process, we easily get influenced by others opinion of us. Take note this is about you and not them and if you easily get influenced by the opinion of others, then you will never progress. Do not give too much energy to what they say about you and instead, focus on what you really want and learn to improve it and ignore all the negative people.

  1. Life Goes on

Mistakes are a bad experience when they happen but years later, a collection of the same mistakes also called experience lead to success. When the outcome of your expectation comes out bad, it is going to be tagged an experience. Your mind is the mindset of your success and you have to learn to forgive yourself and others and learn from the mistakes. Remember when you stall and somber over your mistake, life still goes on. Therefore, the earlier you realize this, the better.

It is wise to accept failure. Failure is a teaching tool and it will get you much closer to your success.

I hope this short post 5 tips for Overcoming a Failure will help you succeed in life. Always remember you are destined to have achieve something bigger.


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