Many people are afraid to chase their dreams…to pursue real success because pursuing real success means taking risks – and people avoids taking risks because they are afraid to fail!
Failure is too often perceived as an inability to reach desired goals. Yet, almost every person who’s been successful had the willingness to experience failures, learn from them, and use them to move forward!
Any failure has the potential to be good and worthwhile – if only we can learn from it. We have to make a commitment to discover, to reflect at the failure and to build upon it. If we don’t, then failure can’t work its magic…And we will become a failure once again! Failure can only be helpful when we decide to learn from it. And learning doesn’t happen by default or osmosis. It requires time to understand what went right and what went wrong, and then figure out how to double dose the good stuff and gradually decreasing the bad stuff.
Failure is an inevitable part of life and success. Sometimes we get it in large doses and sometimes in smaller doses. But if we understand that we alone have the power to make our own failures positive or negative, then accepting failure isn’t so hard. It becomes manageable, beautiful, challenging, and worthwhile.
Key points to remember…learning from our failures is important; acting on that knowledge from failure is even more important. Believe in the strength of the human spirit and who believes in us!