Let’s face it – life is a series of failures.
How do you feel when you look back on your past “failures?”
I say that in quotation marks because I don’t really believe that anything is a failure if you choose to look at it in the right way.
Failure isn’t fatal. In fact we need failures because they help to challenge us, growing us into a stronger person armed with more knowledge about what to do better next time.
So many people get completely paralysed by their fear of failing, to the point where it stops them from going after they dreams. What’s the point in applying for a job if you think you’ll fail? Or speaking to the hottie you want to ask on a date for fear they’ll turn you down?
Successful people accept that there is always a risk of failing – but that even if they do fail, it will still provide some really important lessons to help them improve the next time they take that risk.
By approaching life like this, they make sure they are always failing forward – improving as they go, so really there are no failures at all, only obstacles to overcome and plenty of learning opportunities.
If you reflect back on all your “failures” and their outcomes, you’ll see that all your failures have contributed to your successes and if it wasn’t for failing, you wouldn’t be the person you are today having achieved everything you have.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. This time, more intelligently – Henry Ford
When you see that success is a journey rather than an outcome, then you can also see that failure is just a part of that journey, not the end result.
How many times have you faced failures? Did you turn them into successes? What did you learn from them?
If you’re critical brain is in overdrive right now, consider the questions above. Grab a note book and jot down the answers, and you’ll see how far you’ve come.
If you’re in a headspace right now where you’re feeling stuck festering on past failures, then get in touch to see how I can help you move through that.
Catcha on the flip side,