Below is a list of 7 reasons to change your opinion of failure! Failure is the path to success. It is through the learning experience gained from failure that causes us to improve and causes us to achieve success. We try to instil this in our children in school, but how much of it do we take on board for ourselves?
1. Failure is a reason to investigate.
Look for what went wrong, rather than who’s to blame. Investigation helps us determine whether there was a lack of information or training at the root, so we know what to shore up.
2. Failure is a reason to learn.
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. When you take risks, you learn that there will be times when you succeed and times when you fail, and both are equally important.
3. Failure is a reason to overcome fear.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear. We all experience disappointment, defeat, and despair; these are the tools to show us a new way. Take the time to evaluate and analyse what you have learned, and consider how you can attain new results.
4. Failure is a reason to be accountable.
Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be. Failure holds us accountable by reminding us of the difference between making a mistake and making it again and again.
5. Failure is a reason to shift.
Failure is delay, not defeat; a detour, not a dead end. Shift delay into determination, negative into positive, and negativity into optimism.
6. Failure is a reason to overcome adversity.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. You can build on failure. You can use it as a steppingstone.
7. Failure is a reason for innovation.
When we give ourselves permission to fail, we give ourselves permission to excel and innovate. Failure means you are trying new things, learning new things, and pushing yourself in new directions.
We speak about success all the time, but it’s time to give failure its due as a catalyst for greatness and means for success.