How to embrace failure

by Lynn

How can you embrace failure, because failure is a part of life? Mistakes are a part of life and who we are and depending on how you take it, failure helps us grow no matter how hard it is to accept failure. Failure is not a measure of future success. However if you don’t learn anything from your failures, that is indeed a failure. So with every failure make sure you’re learning something new. We’re all afraid of failing because of how it makes us feel. Failure is not always a bad thing it can make you stronger even emotionally.

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Be Positive

It’s very difficult to e positive after you have failed but it’s very necessary. Each failure is a door for new opportunities and new lessons. Be positive every time you fail if you want to be successful. Failing is sometimes out of our control but if you’re positive it’s easier to find a solution and pick yourself up. With Covid most businesses took a hit, however, most businesses took things online to counter the effect of the pandemic. With every failure, you encounter, be positive that there’s an opportunity to grow. Don’t victimize yourself, because it reduces your chances of success. Turn your lemons into lemonade.

Don’t take it personally

When and if you fail, you should learn how not to take it personally. This is not going to be easy, but you need to separate your failure and who you are. Failing is normal and progressive. If you take failure personally it can cripple you from trying anything new because you’re afraid of failing. Just because you failed once does not mean you’re a failure. When you fail, embrace failure and don’t take it personally.

Change Your Mindset

Focus on changing your mindset when it comes to failure. Most people give up way too early because of the fear of failure. Changing your mindset on failure is the first step to embracing failure. Accept that failure is a part of life, no matter what you do you will fail. It’s what you learn and what you do after failing that matters. If you fail and learn nothing from it, then you have indeed failed. Failure is part of success.

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Allow Yourself To Fail

We’re all afraid of failing at some point in our lives. However, as you grow up you realize failure is inevitable. Most people are usually too scared to try something new or to follow their dreams because of this fear. Allowing yourself to fail, is allowing yourself to follow your heart. It’s also opening you up to higher chances of success. Fear of failure is accepting to settle for average but if you want to embrace failure, allowing yourself to fail is important. Don’t be too hard on yourself when you fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.

Evaluate Your Failure

Failure can take a toll on us. It can be discouraging, heartbreaking, demoralizing, and disappointing to fail. However, you need to put your emotions aside and evaluate your failure. Assess what made you fail, was it preventable, unavoidable, or system-oriented? What would you have done differently? How will you change things? What have you learned from the failure? These are hard questions that will make it easier fr you to embrace failure.

Seek Advice

If you feel overwhelmed by your failure and you don’t know what to do, you can always seek advice. You can go to a mentor, an online forum, your parents, or even friends who can advise you. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance or advice when it comes to dealing with failure. Depending on the advice you get it can help you grow and learn from your failure.

Acknowledge & Talk about your failures

We don’t acknowledge our mistakes enough and most of the time we are inclined to block the failures out of our minds. Acknowledging failure is very beneficial because it makes you stronger and more resilient. Talking about it helps you acknowledge it. Think about the lessons your failure taught you and what you have learned from the entire experience. Owning your failures allows you to change your mindset and can make you more determined to succeed.

Support System

You need a support system that will help you embrace failure. Failure has a way of draining you entirely along with your happiness. You need a support system that will help you go through such periods in your life. It can be your friends, family or even colleagues.

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