Fear of failure ruins life.
It limits happiness, success and wealth ONLY if you allow it to.
None of us are perfect.
All of us have meet failure at some point in time.
But, the most resilient people on earth are not afraid of failure. They are afraid of defeats and setbacks. Instead of shying away in pain, they face it, embrace it and allow it define the path to success.
The truth is, we cannot succeed until we meet failure. It is not possible to sail through life without a setback.
Failures can come in different shapes, right from losing a game of tennis to losing the most important person in life.
If you are feeling low because of a super-sized or a small-time failure, read on to discover the ways to bounce back and greet success.
Be Honest to Yourself
Admit that you have failed.
Do not sugar-coat the fact.
Softer words cannot lessen the impact of the failure.
Be upfront and forthright.
It is alright to be a failure.
Failures are our greatest teachers, helping us grow and learn and of course, helping us be better individuals.
Focus on the Things Missed
Find out what contributed to the failure.
Find out whether you missed a few details or you chose the wrong track.
When you focus on something, you tend to miss out on the other things.
For example, in an experiment, the participants were asked to watch a video where people were playing basketball. They were asked to count the number of dribbles. The participants were so engrossed in the counting that most of them missed a girl in gorilla suit! Some other experiments confirm similar findings.
You are probably reassuring yourself, you would have seen the gorilla.
But, are you sure?
Consider Your Failure as a Feedback
Well, we understand the last modus operandi did not work.
What about taking that as a feedback and learn from it?
When you meet a failure, you have two options.
First, think yourself as stupid or unworthy of doing things.
Second, take that as a feedback and never repeat it.
You can transform your failures into something valuable and useful by regarding it as a feedback.
Get Over it and Move On
Consider your failure as a temporary detour rather than dead end.
Failure lasts only till you succeed again.
Do not allow it to be permanent.
A negative feeling cannot beget positive outcomes.
So, forget it and start anew.
Give yourself the opportunity to recover and rebuild yourself.
If you refuse yourself a chance, do you think anybody else will?
Get Rid of The Fear
The bad has already taken place.
There is nothing to be afraid of.
So, gather your broken self and rebuild yourself NOW.
Do not allow fear to stop you from achieving your dreams.
Did you know?
Failure comes with multiple benefits.
You get the best opportunity to learn if you analyse the experience.
Though it may be painful, take the trouble of understanding what led to it and try to avoid it the next time.
Well, you cannot always control failures, but gaining the knowledge helps for sure!