Utilizing Failure

You know that feeling. That feeling when you try the hardest you’ve ever tried your and don’t achieve the thing you set out to achieve. Experiencing a lot of setbacks and defeats is a part of life, but sometimes bouncing back from these hard times is difficult. You have to know in your heart and mind that this is something you want, something you’re willing to be beat up for.

The only way, the ONLY WAY, to achieve success in life is by eating the shit sandwich that comes along with your goal in style.

After you experience a setback the feeling you most likely feel is regret, doubt, pity, or frustration, anger, and depression, but you’ve got to see past the pain to the product on the other side. Taking a loss is a part of success, without losing and experiencing setbacks you would not develop qualities that can only be developed in the hard stages of life. The first part of dealing with a setback is accepting the fact that you failed, but promising yourself that you’ll do everything in your power to never experience failure again. Do this over and over again every time you fail and eventually success will be reached. Failure isn’t a bad thing but if you deal with it the wrong way it will limit you in every aspect of life.

Failure is inevitable, but, unless you give up, failure will not be a final outcome.

Failure is a stepping stone to success. You are right where you need to be in your life and failure is God trying to show you something that will aid you later. The path is already laid out for you. If your trying to accomplish a goal you already know what steps you need to take to obtain it, you already know how much work you’re going to have to do, you already know the risks. Accepting failure as part of the process, hardening you to be able to face challenges later in life, you effectively eliminate the negative connotation of illusive failure. It is better to fail 100 times at something than to not try at all. Ill repeat it because its so important, Failure is a part of the process.

When trails set in, when you can’t see and product of your hard work and contemplate quitting, when the thought of failure consumes you entirely, have faith. You have to have faith in something in life, your gut, destiny, a higher power. If you trust in something greater than yourself then you will believe that, even if nothing makes sense in the present, at some point in the future you will obtain success and see why you failed at a certain point. Knowing that in the future you’re failures will be an intricate part to you success helps you accept the failure and build yourself up, get past it, and construct success from it. In the words of the late Steve Jobs, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking back”.

You have to know that failure is inevitable, but, unless you give up, failure will not be a final outcome. Failure is only as strong as how you let it affect you. You can let it consume you and focus on the past and everything bad that has happened, or you can look at it constructively and see what good has come out of it. Anyone that has ever been successful, anyone, has experienced failure at least once on the path to success. It’s a fact that if you’re going to try to reach for your dreams then failure is a part of the natural process. What distinguishes the goal achievers, the 2% who really achieve a high level of success, and the 98% who don’t achieve success is that the 2% know how to deal with failure constructively. They know how to overcome failure, not in the physical sense, but rather mentally. They look at failure as a part of the process and constructively build up their skills.

If you want to be a part of the 2% then you have to learn how to overcome failure mentally first. Any motivational video will tell you that your mind is your greatest enemy, and you want to know why? Your mind will trick you into believing that failure means that you should stop trying, you’re done, you’re never going to achieve your dreams. If you want to overcome failure then you must mentally overcome your natural instinct first. Setting aside the pre conceived notion that failure is bad is the first step. Next, believing that failure is a part of life and accepting that at some point you will fail. Then deciding that you won’t let the failure get you down and mentally prepare to overcome it. Once you can mentally overcome your obstacles you will physically manifest the will to do so. It does not work the other way around

You have to have faith in something in life, your gut, destiny, or a higher power.

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