How to Overcome Failure

Failure and life go hand in hand. It’s impossible to live your life and not face failure. Many a times we get so caught up in the failure that we lose all power to overcome it. That’s why it’s very important that you learn how to overcome failure. If you can learn how to start making failure work for you, you will make leaps and bounds forward in your journey :

  1. Understand failure for What It Is – Failure can be a learning lesson. It all depends on your perspective and attitude. Thomas Edison has been noted to talk about failure as learning another way not to do something.
  2. Acknowledge the Lesson – Take the time to reflect on your experiences. What can you learn from this? What could you have done differently? What do you need to improve? Who can you learn from? What will you do next?
  3. Let it Go – Remember that success never comes easy. Failure will always be a part of your growth journey, no matter how experienced you are. It’s all about your attitude and how you’re able to move forward. 

You’ll never be able to stop obstacles from occurring in your life, but you are able to control your attitude toward them. Remember to always fail forward, and develop some thick skin on your journey to success! 

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  1. Susan says:

    Reblogged this on Life Letters and commented:
    Learn from your failures and move forward to your success!

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    1. Thank you for the reblog.

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  2. RealThoughts says:

    Great post! Failure is always a learning opportunity. It’s often required for growth and often presents new insights and wisdom for those who are open to receive it.

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    1. Yes failure is required for success. But it is very important to view the entire scenario carefully. First, just accept how you feel. Remember: you’re not a failure just because you had a setback. Be constructive and learn from this situation. Remind yourself: anyone who wants to do things of value in life will fail. Let it out into the light. Find inspiration and support from your world.

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  3. thecommutary says:

    This reminds me of a great book called Mindset. Learning to learn from failure is so hard but so important!

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    1. Yes learning from failure is very important indeed. That’s what is life all about.

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  4. I really needed this. Thank you❤

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    1. If you fail and give up, it means that you have adopted the “loser mentality.” You allow your circumstances to define you. You allow adversity to cloud your judgement and crush hope you had for the future. You are not a failure, you just happened to fail. Don’t let failure define you.

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      1. That’s true. My parents always say it’s better to fail because that teaches you a lesson in life.

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  5. Noah Jamilu says:

    Learnt a lot here

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    1. Failure helps to build and breed a foundation for a future filled with success. It’s through our failures that we make deeper insights into life, that we expand our horizons, and we chip away at our egos little bit little. And, it’s our egos that tend to get in the way of our lives, pushing us to do things that we wouldn’t normally have done had it not forced us into an autonomous mode of impulsive and habitual behavior.

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  6. gpavants says:

    Dear Garmia,

    Thanks again. Yes, important to work through low times and not get bogged down them. It seems lately you are doing pieces on interpersonal skills. How many have you completed? I have a blogging course and wanted my students to have some blogs rated to interpersonal soft skills. I would like to collect a 20-30 entries that cover topics that prepare students to work with all sorts of people and situations. What tags would I use on your site to narrow my search?

    Thank you,

    Gary

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    1. Gary, if you can give me some topics, I can share the links here. Tags may not be the easiest way to navigate through my site.

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      1. gpavants says:

        Sounds good. I will work on that.

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    2. I have over 100 blogs on interpersonal skills

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      1. gpavants says:

        We can start with soft skills:
        Organization
        Communication
        Task completion
        Time management
        Teachability
        Respectfulness
        Collaboration
        Problem-solving
        Creativity
        Originality.

        Can we start with these interpersonal skills? Even if you send them in a Google doc with links, that would be great. I will also make sure students will comment on your posts. I will be using these next school year after the fall. So, you have a little time. I love this networking and I hope this helps you, too.
        Thank you,

        Gary

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      2. Hi Gary, thank you for the list. I will surely write blogs on these and share the list with you over a google doc. Please share your email address.

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      3. gpavants says:

        garyavants66@gmail.com. Wasn’t sure if this went through.

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      4. I have a few doubts. What are you expecting to teach them under soft skills “Organisation”?

        Also is there any particular date you would want me to start writing these? I might write them before and schedule them for the dates mentioned by you.

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      5. gpavants says:

        Organization can be how it can save time, improve work, reduce stress, etc. Really anything to help them learn how to better work with people and understand social norms and interpersonal dynamics. Emotional, mental, physical health, etc. I would say spiritual health but it is a public school setting. Having these by this summer would be great. This might be a good way to get traffic to your blog. If you ever need nerd & geek fandom material to teach students about character let me know. We try and encourage creative people and their character.

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      6. Thank you for the brief. This is most helpful. I am in the process of applying for public health courses in the USA for the fall intake:). Which university do you teach in?

        I will write some articles and share them with you. I understand that importance of communication in a public health setting, I am a physician myself.

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