When people fail at something, they think it is over. It is not over; it is the beginning of progress. You cannot grow without multiple missteps. Failure is a part of the game of life. If you play it well, you are not a failure.
To understand failure better, here are 10 valuable lessons you should know about failure:
Failure is not permanent. If you fail at something, no matter what it is, don’t ever think that is the end of the road for you. It is just the beginning.
Failure is a sign of creativity. Failure is creativity. It means that you are doing something creative with your time. The more creative you are, the more mistakes you will make.
Real failure is from within. If you call yourself a failure, you are. Remember, you are what you say you are. Period. If you want to change that, change what you are saying to yourself.
Success is built on failures. When you see any successful person, you are looking at someone who has failed many times. You cannot succeed without first failing. If you want to succeed, master the art and science of failing.
Failure is a motivator. When you fail at something, don’t let it demotivate you. Let it be your source of motivation. Don’t blame yourself. Get up and keep going.
Failure is an opportunity to start again. Failure is a red light. Red means stop. Yellow means Ready. Green means go. When you fail, stop, think, ready, and go. Failure is an opportunity to start again. Start now!
Failure is not final. Failure is the beginning of a new life, a new start, a new experience, a new opportunity. When you fail, just know that it is a new beginning for you, not the end.
Failure is not dangerous. Even though failure is not celebrated in today’s world, failure is still the best way to learn and grow. We celebrate victories without learning. We don’t care about people who are making mistakes to get better. The latter are the people the society should keep encouraging to fail, because without failure, there is no progress. If society is to grow, if companies are to grow, if families are to grow, failure should be encouraged.
Failure is life. Failure is a part of life. Failure is the beginning of life. You cannot live your life without making a single mistake. If not, you are not doing enough. You are not using your full potentials. You are just playing a safe game. Remember, a safe game will give you a safe result. It will not give an extraordinary result. If you want to get extraordinary results, you have got to start doing extraordinary things.
Failure strengthens character. when you fail at something, your way of thinking, your way of looking at things, and your way of living your life will change. If it stays the same, it means you did not learn anything from it. Failure is a way of life if you learn from it. Failure is a teacher if you learn from it. Failure is the way if you allow it to show you the way.
Failure is the way, not a barrier.