“It’s all for the best” or “Something good will come of this:” do you like hearing these words when you fail? I don’t.
These sentiments might hold a grain of truth in them, but they rarely make us feel any better.
The first thing to remember about failure is not to sugar coat it when it happens. Accept that it sucks. Feel your disappointment, but don’t get stuck there. The quicker you can release the emotion, the quicker you can move on.
Failure is rarely permanent. It is only permanent when you give up. As long as you’re willing to keep trying new things, the feeling of being stuck is temporary.
Failure is a hated but great teacher. We can certainly learn from success but we can learn as much or more from failure.
Failure makes you stronger. A muscle that isn’t challenged doesn’t grow in strength. The same is true for personal development.
Failure is the price of future success. If you hear a story about someone who became an instant success, you probably aren’t being told the whole story or that person is an anomaly. Overnight success can happen, but it doesn’t happen often. More often failure becomes the energy that fuels the drive to succeed. From trying, failing, learning and trying again, you move closer and closer to your desired goal.
Failure is no fun. But that doesn’t mean it can’t help make you better.