Important lessons to learn when you feel like a failure

Failure is an inevitable, unplanned event that is energy-consuming and can be a very heavy emotional burden. We all will fail, probably many times in life, and will feel deflated, disillusioned. But we have to rise from the pit of despair and reach greater heights. Here are some lessons you can learn when you are struggling with the sense of failure.

 If you don’t give it too much control, failure humbles us

See an event of failure as a data point and recognize that it does not represent or predict any future course of action, whether it is succeeding or failing. If you get too much attached to an event of failure, you start remembering as a forecaster of unavoidable future failures. Never give too much power to a failure event.

 It’s great that you tried

If you are currently dealing with a failure pat yourself in the back for having the courage to risk the failure. This means that you at least tried, which most people don’t as the fear of failure is too big to handle for them. You should celebrate your courage to try and with the same spirit, move ahead in life and try again or something new.

 Failure helps us to narrow down

When you accept your failure and process it productively, you process the information associated with it and evaluate the insight so that in the future we get closer to the outcome we wished for. You get to narrow it down and more effectively reach the right answer. When life throws many opportunities at us, we use failures to reach our goal using the process of elimination.

 You will unearth your real self

Overcoming the hardship that comes along with failure is not an easy task. After a failure when you learn to rebound, it tells us what we are made of. The art of failing forward is learned when we gather the courage to try again after a failure.

 Don’t get into the ‘what if’ trap

Romanticizing a failure is of no use and it leads us to overthink and simulate would’ve’scould’ve’s or should’ve’s leading to nothing but despair. Take cent percent ownership of the failure and spend time on reflecting the key aspects associated with the failed instance. The sense of control will give you the courage to try again and succeed.

Child-like comfort with failure helps us in approaching life more light-heartedly and block all the negativity hence, building the path to growth.

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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