Crazy as it may sound, but it’s true. I have never come across a quote or an author or a person saying they succeeded by evading failures. A few, who thought they were successful, fell into a deep hole, only to never resurface.
For a while I pondered, why is it important to fail? This, after reading a couple of books, hearing podcasts and multiple conversations with people for my own benefit. The quest was to find WHY.
This is what I could gather to convince myself:
Fail, to get the confidence to succeed.
Trust me, every single one of us was a failure! How? Why? Think of the time when we were learning to stand. We would have fallen a number of times. Did our parents give up? Nope, they did not. In fact, they had the confidence that their child would walk soon.
To become who we are, we need to take risks and fall flat on the face. That is what failure is all about.
Maybe we all are looking at failures very differently until now.
Failure gives you firsthand experience. The experience is invaluable, as it will completely alter your frame of mind because of the pain instilled.
Learn from your failures to make your future self-succeed
Okay, we failed. Now what? We should harness the lessons, we learn from our past failures to overcome the situation, which caused pain. Consider failure as a teaching tool to improve skills, most important of them of all – the Decision making skill. Failure does not mean DEFEAT.
“At the end of Pain is Success” ~ Eric Thomas
The knowledge you gain after failing makes you wiser, smarter and stronger. The experience of all accumulated failures
Failure makes you a thick skin
This might sound funny, but it is true. It is important to be a thick skin too. It allows you to take risks. If you started caring for each thing, you will lose, in my opinion, you have lost already.
Often we get upset that not because we failed, but because we did not succeed. Both are different in my opinion. Consider Failure just as a Delay.
“There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.” ~ Aaron Lauritsen
Overcoming the fear of Rejection
I am sure it will be fair to say that there is not a successful person who has not faced rejections. When I talk about successful people, first few names who come to my mind are Warren Buffet, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and the list goes on…
What made them successful? They embraced rejection. They had a mindset of losing nothing while trying. When you avoid the possibility of rejection, you are also avoiding the possibility of success.
“Rejection is a common occurrence. Learning that early and often will help you build up the tolerance and resistance to keep going and keep trying” ~ Kevin Feige
No Excuses, Massive Action
Successful people make success in their mission. There is no room for excuses; their life is filled with massive action. Big dreams come true; it takes guts, resilience and overcoming obstacles to make it a reality. Create an action plan, set targets, be systematic, be organized, dream and finally achieve.
While doing this, always remember – “The quickest road to success is to possess an attitude toward the failure of ‘no fear.’ ”