Failure is a powerful feeling.
If experienced enough, failure can make you feel like you want to abandon your dreams or provoke negative thoughts about what you’re trying to pursue. It can make you think,’I’ll never get a job,’ or ‘My business will never be successful.’ But this kind of thinking makes failure defeat you instead of help you.
If I let failure defeat me, I would still be job hunting (it took me a full year and dozens of interviews to land a career) and I wouldn’t have this blog (websites are harder to set up than you think). Also, I actually wouldn’t have gone to college (I failed a math class my senior year and my college acceptance was contingent on me retaking and passing the class before graduation).
You can’t let failure stop you because it also prevents you from many other accomplishments that you haven’t even realized yet.
So when you fail, I challenge you take this approach;
“If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” Thomas A. Edison
I love this outlook. It’s the attitude I take with every ‘failure’ and, as an effect, I eventually succeed and you will too.
What do you do when you fail?