Often, people feel that failure is a result of bad luck or bad karma. What they don’t realize is that failure can be some of our greatest lessons in life. It is from failure that we learn the things that we should not do. More importantly, it is through failure that we learn how to carry forward and persevere through life. Analyzing failure is all about the perception. You can choose to make your failure the focal point in your life or make the choice to become better as a result of your failures. When used properly, failure can be our greatest weapon and the quickest path to success.
Failure helps to guide you.
It is better to fail at something four times and become successful five times than to succeed at doing nothing at all. How do you possibly know if something is working if you’ve never tried it. People are often afraid to try things because of failure. What they don’t understand is that failure can direct you and guide you to the path of success. In order to get really good at a particular thing, you have to fail a few times to learn valuable lessons. Anytime you endeavour into something new, you’re not going to know everything there is to know about that particular project or task. It is important to understand that failure is inevitable in the things that you attempt to do. Once you’ve learned the lesson then you’ve become successful in mastering the task you choose to master.
Failure helps to reshape your perception.
Out of failure comes fear. When people are fearful of a particular thing, they tend to shy away from it. When you fail at a particular task or project, it is important to look at things in a different perspective. Failure doesn’t mean the end of the world, it could actually mean the beginning of a new opportunity. It’s all about how you perceive it and how you look at failure in comparison to the goals you’re trying to achieve. How you perceive failure is totally up to you. You can take failure and use it as an excuse to give up or you can use it as your greatest weapon to stay in the fight until you master your goals. The choice in how you perceive failure is totally up to you.
Failure is actually success.
Normally when you fail at something, you tend to give up. If you take failure and turn it around for your good, you’re actually able to see that failure is really success. If you fail at something nine times then you’ve successfully found nine ways of how not to do a particular thing. The tenth time could actually be the success that you’re looking for. Don’t allow failure to cause you to abort your mission before you reach your goal.
Failure makes you a better person.
Failure forces you to grow. Anything that is incapable of or refuses to grow takes on the characteristics of a retarded state of being. Growth is inevitable in our lives. As we grow from being a child into adulthood, there are many small failures that appear to be to our detriment but in actuality they’re there for our growth and our good. For example, if you’ve ever noticed a toddler, they try to stand up and walk time after time only to be let down by falling on their bottoms. There are times when a toddler may cry when they fall down or there are times when the toddler gets up and tries it again. It is in the growth and the evolution of our bodies that we are inherently programmed to grow through failure. As a toddler continues to fall down, they continue to get up and continue to master the art of walking until they become successful at it. Allow failure to push you and make you a better person. Allow it to encourage you to persevere until you reach your intended goals. That’s the true meaning and definition of success. Anyone who states they’ve never failed at anything in life is a person who’s never tried anything in life.
Failure doesn’t have to be this dark cloud that looms over us and limits us in the things we choose to do. Failure can be that seed that we plant that turns into a beautiful harvest of successful undertakings. We’ve been told our entire life that failure is not an option. In actuality, not only is failure an option, it is mandatory and necessary for growth and improvement in our lives. When we look at failure from a different perspective we can use it to manifest positive things in our lives. It’s all about how you perceive failure and how you choose to use it. Will you use it as an excuse to give up or will you yield it as a weapon in the fight to success?