In one glance, all failures might look the same because they lead to negative consequences and emotions. But the truth is one of those failures can be your ladder to success. But how do you identify and deal with it? Actually, all failures have the potential to become success stories. But it depends on how positive an attitude you possess to use failure to your advantage. It requires high morale, positive mentality and patience on one’s part to use failure to his advantage. Once, you learn to do that you’ll know the best way to deal with any failure in future, and be able to turn failure into success.
For each failure, you are one step closer to success. This is the reason why you must not give up easily should failure occur. Complete faith in one’s capabilities motivates him to pursue what he is after.
You must not be afraid of failure; think of failure as a tool for success. “So what if I fail! I may have failed now but that doesn’t mean I am completely abandoning my success goal. More failures? Bring them on! More failures mean more lessons that can be learned.” This is the attitude you must keep in your mind and heart to keep you going for the goal.
What if your resources are all used up and you are going bankrupt and accumulating debts? What if your assets are turning into liabilities? This is where your determination and intense belief in yourself come to the picture. If you sincerely believe you are going to make it to the top even if you have to pass through scourges of failure, go for it!
Make the most out of failures and learn from them. Try to keep track of your failures by listing them on a piece of paper. Use this list to find out the different causes of failures, and solutions you have used to overcome them.
Ask yourself: What did I do wrong? How can I do better? Asking difficult questions forces you to maximize the golden learning opportunity present in every failure.
Imagine yourself caught in the middle of a storm. What do you usually do?
When you are in the middle of a storm, you stop whatever you are doing and try to protect what you still have. You wait out the storm in a safe place and wait for the sun to shine. Amidst any turbulence, you must have the confidence that you will survive.
Failure is like a storm. It passes swiftly. It provides the opportunity for you to stop to think why, how, and where you went wrong. The solution you are looking for is the sunshine after the storm.
Even if you have never seen any sign of success from your failures so far, don’t let it dishearten you. You know your failures have made you wiser, rugged and tougher to break. Stay positive and proactive and remember “Your problem is never really your problem, your reaction to your problem is your problem.” And success will be on your way.