Failure. No one likes to think of themselves this way and every person handles it differently, but why does it have to be a bad thing? Why can’t failing at something be a good thing? When you actually look at the positive aspects of failing, you may start seeing results.
Take a Life Lesson in Failing
When we fail, time can stop. It stops in that very moment when you realize “this is not going to work”. What happens from there is completely up to you. You have the decision to either crumple in defeat or stand strong and try again. TRY AGAIN! Take a look at what didn’t work and change it. Now, is it ok to take a few moments to throw yourself a pity party and eat some ice cream? Sure, but when you’re done, try again.
Inspiration in the Strangest Places
After you’ve failed and you’re wondering what to do next, take a look around. Whether you literally look around your surroundings or figuratively look inside yourself and your life, look around and take inspiration. Try to look at things from a different perspective, from a different point of view. The smallest details can lead to the biggest ideas.
Failure is not Programmed
Not matter what size failure you encounter, at the end of the day there is one fact that always stays true… you’re only human. We weren’t made in factories, with computer chips and programs already installed. Everything we do in life can be a learning opportunity. Sometimes the lesson taught is humility and the realization that we make mistakes, but hopefully we learn the lesson and keep going.
That Wasn’t so Bad, Was It?
When you learned to ride a bike, you fell down. You probably fell down a lot, but you still got back up and did it again. You knew what could happen and yet you still took the risk to get back on. From then on there were bigger risks, like upgrading to the 10 speed on riding with no hands. Use your failures to inspire you to take bigger risks. As the poet Erin Hanson wrote “What if I Fall? Oh, but my darling what if you fly?”
The Sweet Taste of Success
Whenever you fail at a task, it can be a very bitter pill to swallow, but savor that taste. Keep it with you so that when you do succeed, and you will, you will be able to fully enjoy the wonderfully sweet taste of success. There truly is nothing better than working hard for something and finally succeeding. That taste is better than any chocolate. Sounds crazy, I know, but it’s true!
After it’s all said and done, one lesson stands out. Try again. Don’t let failure take you down. Use any and every set back as a chink in the armour. Eventually you’ll have enough to take on that battle and finally slay the dragon. Good luck! The team at DesignedbyCarla has complete faith in you. You can do it!