Taking Lessons From Failure

We will not succeed at everything we do in life. While this may be a little hard to accept, it is entirely true and the sooner we accept and understand this, the better our lives will be. The fear of failure can cause us to limit our lives as well as pass up on new opportunities. Believe it or not, the best way to get rid of the fear of failure is to accept failure and learn lessons from it rather than try and avoid it.

Once we understand that failure is a part of life, we will begin to be able to learn from it and use it to our advantage instead of a force that’s hinders our success.

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Learn from failure – you probably have heard it all from articles, stories, and books. I won’t bore you with them here.


This article is to drive home some key points about learning from failure. Lessons you probably are very familiar with but need reminder about. Or, if you are new to this thing called ‘failure,’ then it will serve as a springboard to better success (I hope).


You hear stories about failure. You hear stories about success. You hear how failure is the mother of all successes. Yet, you are still fearful of failure. As if it is a black mark that will appear in your report card of life if you did fail. And fail you will, if you are like the rest of us mere mortals. Does that mean you stop trying?


How To Learn From Failure


Here are some tips for learning from failure:


1. Take The Risk And Pay the Price


Nothing ventured, nothing gain. You have to be willing to take the risk venture beyond the comfort zone regardless of what area you are in to gain some form of success. Think about the entrepreneurs, scientists, leaders, and businesses that took the path less trodden and how they were rewarded handsomely.


If you are willing to pay the price with the risk you take, then the returns may just surprise you. But, but what if I fail, you ask.

2. Know It’s OK To Fail, Really


Yes, it’s OK to fail. The adage we learn from failure is true. Be open with your mind, eyes and ears. The lessons are there for you to understand and do better next time. Think about what you have done right, what you can do better and what you should stop doing. That is one of the easiest ways to analyze how to learn from failure. One side point, in cases like these I dislike to use the word failure. Setback is my preferred word.


3. Realize Experience Is The Best Teacher


Think about this, if you do not fail in any of your endeavor, how do you learn to be better? How do you become wiser? People say experience is the best teacher. If you accept that to be true then you need to accept failure as one of the many lessons you gain from experience. So, you get to learn from failure. It’s that simple. Think about failure as lessons paid in the journey of life.


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Author: Sean May

Sean May is the founder of Science of Imagery. Sean focuses on helping individuals and companies reach their personal and professional goals while working to make the world a better place, one smile at a time. He has over 10 years of experience in the Personal Development space, using many different modalities and techniques to help break through old belief patterns and focusing on making things as fun as possible to break through any negativity or seriousness.

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