We need to know that there is a lot to be learnt from failure, and failure isn’t the worst thing that could happen to you. I know that failing in whatever we do stings really bad and fills us with negative thoughts and feelings. Most times, failing makes us feel worthless and less than we are; it makes us develop self-doubt.
Many of us hate the feeling of failure so much that we do everything within our powers to so desperately avoid it, including restricting ourselves from trying anything new. Although there are numerous downsides of failure, there are also so many things we could learn from failure that we can’t understand otherwise.
My greatest fear used to be failing; I always thought that I couldn’t handle failure in my life. I let the anxiety get the best of me to the extent that I didn’t want to try anything new because “What if I suck at it?”; this restricted and limited me. Then I had an epiphany; I realised that most of the most successful people in the world gained their success because of the lessons they learned from failure.
Lessons To Learn From Failure
Have you experience any form of failure, or have you been turned down recently? These are the lessons you should pick from failure.
Failure Teaches Us To Accept Change
When we fail, it initially interprets that we are doing something wrong. We learn from our mistakes; Albert einstein once said that insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.
Once we fail, we take a step closer to success. to challenge failure, you need to change something about your approach. It would help if you revisited your inability to recognise what you did wrong and change it.
Failure Motivates You
Failure makes most of us feel like quitting; it kills the ginger, but loss motivates you for people with the right mindset. So many influential people’s success stories always show how they interpreted failure and rejection as a source of motivation. And just like these people, we could see failure as a bit of delay and don’t let failure prevail. Make failure your fuel.
Failure Teaches You Humility
Failure is the most outstanding teacher of them all; success, on the other hand, is a half-ass teacher. Most times series of successes get to our heads and make us arrogant and make us think that everything we do is meant to be a success. We start making irrational decisions and gambles, approaching everything we do with arrogance. But if you have experienced failure, you won’t let success get into your head. Whenever things are going right, you would remember that things can go wrong at any time, and you are a human who is bound to making mistakes. Hence failure teaches humility.
Failure Pushes You Down The Right Path
Sometimes, we fail not because we didn’t put in as much effort as the next person; we are just on the wrong path. You aren’t fulfiling your purpose; in the case where you do something because of external influences or because it’s the first thing that pops up in your mind, failure puts you back on track on the right path. Failure teaches you that not all courses are yours.
Do you know the best thing about rock bottom? The only way to go is up. When we experience failure, we sometimes think it’s the end; loss is not final. You feel like you can achieve your dreams, you feel defeated; these feelings are unhealthy.
Failure is a terrible experience that no one wants to experience. However, failure is inevitable as long as you are trying something new or pursuing your dreams. Pay attention and see what you can learn from failure instead of feeling defeated.