Failure: The Key To Success
On everyone’s journey to success, we encounter failures.
Not once, nor twice, but several times throughout our lives.
In difficult times, it’s challenging to see beyond our failures. We forget to remember that each time we fail, we take a step closer to our main goal. How so? Because we’re learning from our mistakes! Next time you fail to succeed at something, remind yourself of this list to keep you going
When we fail, the first thing we ask ourselves is “where did I go wrong?” If you don’t take a second to step out of your comfort zone, you won’t figure out what your mistake was. Realizing where your plan fell apart allows you to reorganize yourself and continue from where you left off. It’s important to note what didn’t work, therefore, you understand what not to do next time. Whatever your goal may be, review it and readjust your path to success.
DON’T TAKE IT TO HEART
We need to remember, failure is not a product of who we are as a person. We shouldn’t let failure undermine our value as a hardworking person. Although we tend to put our sweat and blood into our work, we shouldn’t take failure personally. Remind yourself, time and time again, you are not defined by your failures. Ask anyone, even the most successful person you know, they failed too.
USE IT AS MOTIVATION
When your goal is driven by passion, but obstructed by failure, it feels like the world has reached it’s end. After reflecting and comforting yourself, be determined to use this failure as fuel for motivation. Push through your devastation and work harder than before with your new learned knowledge. Keep in mind, your biggest struggle is your greatest success.
DON’T FEAR FAILURE
When we think of failure, we imagine the worst. We think of losing our jobs, never being happy, etcetera. But, before you spiral into a never ending cycle of fear, think. This won’t be the first time you failed, and it definitely won’t be the last. Embrace your failures, for it’s what will guide you towards your success.
When in doubt, remember William Edward Hickson’s wise words: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.”
With each failure, we grow and learn, which is essential to success. We become aware of our mistakes and learn to forge new paths. The important thing to remember is to never give up. Everyone fails at some point in their lives. The question is, will you allow it to help you succeed?