Failure is an important part of success. Through our mistakes, we can:
1.Learn what NOT to do – If what you’re doing isn’t working then you know that it might be time to try something different. This doesn’t make you a total failure, but this information can at least guide you towards changing things up.
- If you’re not reaching your goals, ask yourself, “Why not?” – Find out what it is that’s standing in your way between you & success. Is it not having enough time or insufficient funds? Maybe it’s naysayers or lack of resources? Whatever it is, pinpoint those reasons & start working on them one by one.
3.Learn what to keep doing – Between the things that went “wrong,” there are probably a million things you did right. Remember these things & improve upon them.
4.Build resilience – Trying & failing at something teaches us about facing adversity and overcoming our challenges. Resilience is a valuable skill to apply to your professional and personal life.
5.Gain confidence – Viewing failure as a learning opportunity takes away the scariness of trying something new. Not to mention confidence is sexy!
5.Discover hidden strengths – In many cases, failing at one thing will show that you’re better at something else. You never know what you may discover about yourself!
Here’s your challenge: Identify a few of your recent failures. Jot down what you learned from them and think about what you can do to improve your actions (and your responses) in the future. Share your list with a friend, and encourage them to do the same – then offer your advice/support to help each other make the best of your failures!
Feel free to share in the comments some of your biggest successes & even share pictures if you’ve got some!