It is in the human DNA to survive, be a warrior and conquer. Failure equals learnings that take you to success. So bravely fail faster.
- Rising above the shortcomings.
- Marching forward through obstacles.
- Not giving into temporary falls and miss steps.
These very traits of heroism are in the DNA of every being.
“Success is not in never failing, but rising every time you fall!”
― Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Failure Equals Learnings
In our society, failure is looked down upon. We are subconsciously programmed not to fail as if it is a very bad thing to happen to anyone. But this is not true. Failing is a part of life. It shows what needs to get corrected. It helps us learn faster.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
― Alvin Toffler
Traditional School System
The school system traumatises children to only succeed and not to fail. If kids fail, it’s seen as a sign of shame. This negative projection creates low self-esteem in kids.
“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
― Tom Bodett
But the truth is if you are failing, you are learning. You learn more and more. This unique learning helps one to get to their goal and experience success.
“In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes.”
― Robert Kiyosaki
Bravely Fail Faster
“Successful people don’t fear failure, but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from.”
― Robert Kiyosaki
Life is never a straight line. It’s full of curves. If you fall and stay there, it’s not going to help you.
You’ve got to lift yourself up by yourself.
Take the teachings from the downfall and fuel yourself to move upwards your goal. Bravery is your inheritance. You can survive and conquer every obstacle even if the obstacle is within you. You can correct yourself each step of the way while believing in your capabilities.
Wherever you are, no matter how many times you’ve failed, be proud of it because it shows that you care to try. These are your individual learnings. Your wisdom stems from these unique learnings.
“Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.”
― Denzel Washington
How Do You Handle Failure?
Let us know in the comment section below one of those times when you picked yourself up.
When were the times you turned things around for yourself? Share the time you saw that your failure equals learnings.
It does not matter how the world sees you, what matters is how you see yourself.
It takes a hero to fail and to rise up and go above and beyond. Rise up to every fall. You can do it.
Written By: Deepti Daryanani