How to overcome failure? before answering it. Remember, life is a wave made up of ups and downs. Everyone loves ups but when it comes to down, they forget that:
Scholars of success read the syllabus of failure. –Umair Nisar
To meet this need, I have written this step by step guide for you on how to overcome failure.
So without further ado, Let’s dive right into it.
Step by Step Guide On How To Overcome Failure
1. Change The Perspective
It’s right that the beauty of scenery depends upon the sight of the observer. The biggest mistake we do is seeing ourselves as a failure rather than seeing as a seeker of success. The one who is not just sitting at home and complaining about the weather outside but the one who is actually experiencing that harsh weather. Rather than seeing yourself as a sufferer, see yourself as a warrior with wounds all over. Rather than saying “I lost”, say “I have learned, Let’s play again”. Sir! It’s the game of perspective. It’s all about how you see yourself. Remember what Henry Ford said:
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t either way you’re right.”―
Now just look how Edison looks at his failures:
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
2. Lighten Your Shoulder
DON’T share your pain with the one who can’t feel it. If someone mocks at you or laughs at you after listening to your failure rather than supporting you, then you have a burden on your shoulders.
I don’t know what’s the best time to filter out useless people out of your life except for the time when failure or difficulty knocks at your door. It’s the best time to lighten your shoulders. Say goodbye forever to them as they are not our traveling partners. Their path just intersected with ours. That’s it. Nothing more than that.
It’s just one side of the coin. The people who really understand you, support you, and can feel your pain are the ones who can lighten your shoulders with the burden of failure. They are the ones who will pat at your shoulder and will say, “Don’t be sad my dear, it’s just one incident. Don’t allow it to define your whole life.”. You should visit such people. Their compliments and support will help you to bounce back.
If you don’t have such friends then the next step is for you.
3. Give Failure An Eagle Sight
It is true that man gives the best advice to others but when he faces the same circumstances, he struck into it. One of the best practice you can do is detach yourself from failure and see yourself as another person who came to you for a solution and for your advice.
Sometimes be distant from the problem is the best way to find a solution. Just take an example, you are standing right under a big tall tree. Can you see it completely? absolutely not. To see it completely you must have some distance from it. Or give it an eagle sight.
The best thing about height is, it makes things look smaller. So whenever you face failure in life give it an eagle sight, detach yourself and be your true friend who will give you the best advice.
“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar
4. Its Party Time
Seems strange? How can someone even think of a party in hardship? But my dear it’s true. It’s really party time. Take an example, Let’s say Jeff Bezos or bill gates or warren buffet comes to teach you the business. What will be your feelings? wouldn’t you get excited? Now, what if I say you are already the student of the teacher of these business sharks. Strange? Again it’s true. Life is the teacher of all the teachers. The best teacher and it teaches us through failures. As one said:
Failure either can make you or break you.
And as Henry Fords said:
“The real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”
– Henry Ford.
Always remember that fool cry over failure where wise note down the lesson he has learned from the failure.
5. Wait For Your Turn
After aligning your perspective, share your pain with your supporter, rising up and see the problem from a height, and learning from the failure, now it’s time to prepare yourself for the next round. This time much stronger and much harder. As one said:
Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up!
Prepare yourself for the right opportunity. If you have failed previously, it means it was not your time. Wait for your turn and do one punch knock out. Never lose faith in yourself. Always believe in yourself. Come into the ring again with hell lot of practice and with new learnings. And remember what Janet Fitch said:
“The phoenix must burn to emerge.” – Janet Fitch
I hope you liked this guide on how to overcome failure. In the end, I wish you the best of luck and lots of courage from my side.
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