Failures are inevitable. As a matter of fact, I would have to say that if a person doesn’t have failures, they are doing nothing. And the only way to find success is to fail your way there.
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
Think about it… Growing up, how did you learn?
- You tried to walk and failed, bumping your knees on the carpet.
- And when that first bike ride became a skinned knee failure.
- Or how about that failed shot in basketball that lost the game?
So we fail at times… Yes, everyone fails at times.
But failure can be a win.
I know it can because I have learned to win from failures. You can too! Here are 5 ways failures can take you to the top.
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino
Win From Failures #1: Understand The Odds
Let’s just say that you are going to the horse races. Sure, that horse has a cool name; let’s say it is Eric’s Treasure. Oh and how I have this feeling I should bet on him. But he is going at 78 to 1 odds. And the favored horse is Dianne’s DooDoo at 5 to 3 odds.
You know the odds… Go ahead and bet on Eric’s Treasure… Let’s put $50 to win on him… But, I’m going to cover that bet with $100 to win, $100 to place and $100 to show on Dianne’s DooDoo.
It works the same in business. The odds say that 1 out of every 10 businesses fail. So why not start 10 businesses?
Do you see my point?
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” Confucius
Win From Failures #2: Go Ahead And Feel The Emotions
Yea, failure sucks! It can make us angry, sad, depressed, etc… So don’t try to sugar-coat the emotions you feel after a failure. Go ahead and feel them. Deal with them. Yell, pout, scream or cry… And then get over it.
It’s like when you skinned your knee on that first bike ride. You cried a bit and then got back on.
It’s just like that!
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison
Win From Failures #3: Learn And Make Changes
Just as Thomas Edison said in the quote above, you just found a way that doesn’t work. So learn from it and make the necessary changes and try again.
Just think… This is how most cures for diseases have been discovered… One way didn’t work so the scientists tried another way.
“Most people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” Napoleon Hill
Win From Failures #4: Don’t Be Obsessed With The Failure
It will do you no good to ruminate over the failure. You failed and you learned, why keep playing it in your head like a horror movie?
I know that sometimes that statement is easier said than done, so I suggest you paint positive signs within the failure. Find everything positive that can come as a result of the failure. And don’t be afraid to laugh about the failure.
Remember what Napoleon Hill said in the quote above and just get over it.
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Michael Jordan
Win From Failures #5: Watch Some Professional Sport’s Game
I quoted Michael Jordan above and he was one of the most successful basketball players of all time.
But, I remember a game he played in and Jordan had 2 free throws that would win the game. He failed!
And the great Jordan followed all what I said in the other tips above… He practiced night and day on free throws.
So you failed… Watch a professional sport game…
I guarantee you will see some failures. But most pros know how to get on with it and learn from that failure.
And guess what?
You are a pro too!
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