How To Rise Above Failure

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If you want to succeed in life, you must first master the art of failing. Failure is a part of life. When people fail at something, we should celebrate them. We should not punish them for trying to succeed.

When you try to do something new, when you try to modify something old, you are going to make mistakes. If you make mistakes while trying, don’t beat yourself up. Don’t deny your failure. Embrace your failure. But learn from it.

When you fail, it is okay to fail, but don’t make it permanent. The only person who can make your failure permanent is YOU. You must rise above your failure and take action to succeed. Woody Allen said, “If you are not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you are not doing anything innovative.”

To be innovative, you must be ready to fail. You must be ready to make lots of mistakes. There are no progress without mistakes. There are no innovations without mistakes. Success is built on failures. If you want to succeed, you must be ready to fail.

Failure is an opportunity for you to start again. It is not the end. It is the beginning. If you try, you will fail. If you don’t try, you will not fail.

People don’t try anything new because they don’t want to fail. People don’t try anything new because they are comfortable with what they are doing. People don’t try because they are afraid to take risks.

If you don’t risk, you will not succeed. If you don’t grow, you will not move forward. If you want to succeed, you must be comfortable taking risks. Success is built on failure. Success is built on risks. Success is built on defeats. It does not matter how many times you mess up, the question is: are you getting better or getting worse. If you are getting better, you are not a failure. If you are NOT getting better, you are not a failure, but change your strategy. Maybe your strategy is not working. It is not about you. It is about your strategy.

Don’t worry about your failures. You should worry about staying in the same place. You should worry about not growing. You should worry about not having the courage to embrace your failures.

If you embrace failure, you will learn something new. Whenever you fail, pay attention to what you are going to learn from it. It has something great to teach you. You can only learn if you pay attention. If not, the same thing will happen again.

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