Do you know Thomas Alva Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling, Steven Spielberg, Walt Disney? Once They were all failures but later they created sensational history. Remember, they are just few names we have mentioned, but there is a long list. Many successful personalities ones or twice failed in many aspects in the beginning, but what turned them to be successful despite being failures.
A famous quote by J.M. Barrie says that “We are all failures – at least the best of us are.”
Welcome the Failures
When you fail, you have another opportunity and when you fail the second time, it means you have to try a new way; modifying your current thinking abilities and working skills with concentration directive to success. What is your sweetest victory? Mostly it’s the toughest one, isn’t it?
Failing leads you to learn, grow up and move on. Thomas Edison failed numerous times, but every time he opted multiple ways to make a bulb. Imagine if he would have stuck with that failure, will we have bulb now? What do you learn from him?
Learn from the mistakes and move to another rather than worrying about it and getting stuck at a place.
Be realistic and practical about failures, as they are expected somewhere in our life. Then what’s the problem becoming downhearted and discouraged when you have not achieved success in first and few other attempts.
How do you react to your failures initially? Will you stop or will you press on? Of course, your failure is not the moment to celebrate, but it’s the time to think – “Why it turned out to be like this? What let it be?” Be confident it’s not over. Still, you are in the race to success, ignore the negative feelings and make efforts to succeed. Don’t just hang on previous negative emotions, but resist them and apply the lesson you learned from experiences. Remember you will always have another opportunity to correct your mistakes. Failures are the great tool for many in reaching great success.
Reach Your Potential
Develop full extent and apply your full potential, to achieve your best to success. Reach the unparalleled heights to change impossible into possible. You must think and dream high. Imagine what our parents or grandparents might have done in similar situation? They would embrace every block on their road which leads to unprecedented success. But you don’t have to walk on a tightrope, climb Mount Everest or cure polio to include this type of mindset in your way to success. All you need is stubborn efforts and creative thinking.
Take Small Steps and Don’t Blame
Breakdown your steps into small parts and ensure you have control over the circumstances. Progressively upgrade each level and apply them on your way to success.
When any failure occurs, don’t blame yourself or anyone else. Sometimes you may face failure either due to circumstances or someone’s ignorance. Rather than blaming, find the obstacles to your dreams and gather new abilities to face them and achieve success. Don’t dwell on negatives as it will result nothing except despair. The more you think about them, the more it comes into your life because we attract what we focus. Don’t focus on the problems but think about the solutions. Then you are more closer to find the answers to overcome the problem.
There is no any path that is free from failures. Every failure teaches and strengthens us towards the journey of our life. Therefore don’t view them as unbeatable problems that prevent us from acquiring our goals. Take time to review your every unsuccessful attempt, and learn what you missed. Take your own time to learn from the lessons that life throws on your way as these move you forward into the future.
Written By: Muppasani Susmitha