Everyone fears failure. However, failure is inevitable. You cannot run from it. Everyone has encountered failure at some point in life. Unfortunately, many people consider it as something that ruins their lives. Even though we hate failure, it has its benefits. Failure can make you wiser, smarter, and lead you towards success. In short, failure can be good for you. It’s up to you to decide how you take it. Do you let it take over you and surrender to it or do you get up and do something positive about it?
Here are 3 strategies for dealing with failure:
Find out the main reason for failure
Life is never an easy ride; therefore, failure will always be there. Always ask yourself what you can you learn from the failure and how you can improve from it. Do not blame anyone or anything for it. Think about the pros and cons of what happened. Really think about what went wrong, as well as what should be improved. After you have considered all these points, simply think about what you intend to do now, to make the next experience even better. Finally, forget about the failure and think about the bright future that you have ahead of you.
Plan
Make sure that you plan everything out. It could be your strategies, your aim, and your goals. A well-thought-out plan can aid you to be much more focused in achieving your goals. You should know what your next steps are and a plan will help you to be clear on where you are headed. Also, always remember to set the time limits for each of your goals in your plan. Having clearly defined deadlines can help push you so you can stay focused on the future and not on your failure.
Always believe in yourself
Always have faith in yourself. In moments of failure, it’s very easy for you consider yourself worthless, defeated, and whereby you may lose hope in almost everything. Do not allow these negative feelings to get to you. In fact, always motivate and encourage yourself. Always think positive thoughts and believe in yourself, without focusing on what didn’t go right for you or have you failed. Continue to believe in the person you see in the mirror.
OYA CHALLENGE
I challenge you to begin to grow through your failure. Think of a time you failed. Write down 3 things you learned from the situation.
Owning your amazing is possible when you learn to grow from your failures and continue to believe in yourself. For you to be successful in your life, failure and perseverance must be there. You can be stronger, wiser, and smarter after failure, if you choose to learn the lessons. Always see your own greatness. Have faith in you that you can move forward after failure. Remember to encourage and support yourself to get back up and move forward.
Until next time…
Dr. Denise,
The Self Discovery Expert ™

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