Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but rising every time we fail.Confucius
Sweetest victory has been always difficult. In your long run, you have many hurdles. Things might not work properly. Things might not go as planned. You might fail. But that’s, in fact, not the end. That can be the starting point of great success if you’re willing to embrace failure.
I hope you’re familiar with the many names of great successful people on the earth. Let me take a few examples. Thomas Edition, Elbert Einstein, Orphan Winfrey, J.K Rowling, or Bill Gates. You may expand the list as you wish. But if you see into their journey toward success, none of them succeeded in the first attempt. They failed and failed many times. They learned from failure; they achieved through failure. They never feared. And, therefore, we love to celebrate their success.
Most great people had attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.Napoleon Hill
Fear to failure is, in fact, the biggest roadblock to success. Most of us fear to fail. Very few people have ever embraced failure. And those few people are, in fact, most successful people on the earth.
In order to achieve success, you have to embrace failure. You don’t need to fear failure; rather you need to learn how to learn from mistakes to lead a great life. You’ve to get enormous strength from failure. You should have the most possible positive attitude toward failure. Those have never failed in life or achievements, in fact, they have nothing done meaningfully.
Anyone who had never made a mistake has never tried anything new.Albert Einstein
Before the great success of inventing the light bulb, Thomas Edison was failed about 10,000 times. When asked by the journalists, he replied in a brilliant way – “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Edison teaches us to give up the wrong way to react to failure.
Some people, who take failure personally, see it as a permanent situation and give up. But who uses it as a lesson, do not take it personally but see it as a temporary setback definitely gets success in his/her attempt. This is the secret many people don’t know, but all successful people know.
success comes through rapidly fixing our mistakes rather than getting things right first time.Adapt
If you are going to do something new, the first thing inevitably you’ll achieve is a failure. That’s quite natural. We, therefore, need to learn ways to overcome the negative approaches toward failure. And hence, I’m telling you a few of the best things about failure:
1. Failure is Life’s Greatest Teacher
There is no better teacher in life than failure. Failure brings the opportunity to learn things better. It helps us in learning from our mistakes. Failures make us rethink and reconsider to find new ways and strategies to achieve our goals. Failure helps us in gaining deeper experience and better knowledge that widens our ways of growth. It plants deep value within us so that we can better understand life and the world around us. Every ‘failed attempt’ simply becomes a new learning experience to fine-tune our efforts. Failure is, in fact, the most valuable experience that teaches us new things.
2. Failure Helps Us in Reaching Our Potential
Ralph Heath tells – One of the biggest secrets to success is operating inside your strength zone but outside of your comfort zone.
We just need to say ‘No’ to fear and go to the absolute limits. Just see the magic. You can reach your ultimate potential, your personal best, and to make the ‘impossible’ possible. When you have a no-fear attitude and embrace failure, it will maximize your motivation, determination, and perseverance. Failure will bring new potentials to do things in new ways, to get greater success in your life.
3. Failure is Strength
Yes, I’ll tell a thousand times that failure is strength. After failing, an emotional low will develop within you, and that’s natural. But how we respond to our failures determines our road to success. By failing and then using what we’ve learned from the experience improve our potential to become more flexible and more persistent. The more persistent we become, the less likely we’ll be emotionally affected by not getting the outcome we’d hoped for. And that gives us a better perspective for analyzing what needs to be done to move us towards success. The strength we get from failure is permanent in our life, but failure is always temporary.
4. Failure is not Opposite to Success
When we think about failure, we think of things in a negative spotlight. Failure is painful and that it causes emotional turmoil and upset. But, for those that have known true failure, and have bounced back from it, understand that failure in life is necessary for success. Although failing hurts, cuts deep like a razor; yet, it brings new possibilities. And the most successful people in life have failed the most times. If you try to go through life without failing at anything, then you’re not living a life at all. Taking risks and falling flat on our faces is part of life that makes us a better person, prepare us for greater success.
5. Failure is Just the Beginning Steps
It can be best learned from a baby. When a baby first learns to walk, she falls down many times. Simply it’s a failure. She might fall down many times, but she will surely walk. We know that falling down and failing while learning to walk is just a part of life. Failure at other things is in no way a different. Just think, you are learning to do things perfectly. You should never become the type of person who gives up simply because something is harder than you’d expected or taking longer than you’d hoped. There’s always a long distance to go.
6. Failure Makes Us Human
No one wants to look at his/her failure. Why? Simply, because it hurts our ego. A positive attitude toward failure humbles us and helps us in evaluating the situation better. When our ego is in charge, we’ll not learn from the mistakes we have made. Our ego always creates the illusion that we are right and get in the way of us and our success. To be successful we have to accept our mistakes, evaluate, learn, and move on.
Failing will happen, no matter how hard you try to avoid it. Just you need a ‘no fear’ attitude towards it. This does not mean you should expect to fail, but when it happens, accept it. Some people who ever got great success embraced failures just as a way of life. They had to fall down, fail many times. They never gave up hope, just like a child learning to walk. We have many things to learn from the epic journeys towards success that are filled with trials, tribulations, upsets, setbacks, and failures. As well, we have to learn a lot from a child learning to walk.