Failure Knocked On Your Door! Here Are Ways To Overcome It
Failure is part of life and we have to accept it. It's real and it hurts. It also cuts deep and can separate those who are successful and those who give up and withdraw from their goals. In many ways, I believe that failure can be an opportunity to grow and gain a deeper understanding of life.
Probably every top CEO and entrepreneur has failed in the past. Some have dropped out of school, been turned down for interviews, been fired, or received no funding. But they never gave up. How do you build resilience and turn failure into success?
Find the cause of the failure
Do an autopsy of your dreams and goals and find out the cause of failure. Failure can be so powerful and it can make you let go of those dreams. Nobody would blame you if you did. But that would be a great betrayal of your passion and personal beliefs. If there is a part of you who still wants your goals to be achieved, then you shouldn't give up.
Overcome the fear of failure and try again
Your will to succeed should be stronger than your fear of failure. I believe that success comes from learning to live outside of your comfort zone. It could mean giving up a dead-end job to pursue your entrepreneurial or freelance ambitions. It would be awkward at first, but after acquiring a few customers you could see explosive growth. Let your dreams motivate you as you take the bold step into the unknown guided by your goals.
Mistakes can derail you. For many, just thinking about wasted money and wasted time is crippling enough to never pursue a new business again. But from my point of view, you have as much chance of failure as of success. This is the other side of the coin.
Therefore, go through life without expecting to fail, but knowing that you might fail. When you are faced with failure, don't let it rule your life. Keep your goals focused. Think of the loss as a learning experience.
Almost a decade ago, I started my business as a passionate project. After doing odd jobs all day to make ends meet, I studied music and economics at night. I continued to focus on music and entrepreneurship. My business was born with a steady growth curve.
Don't be tempted to lower your ambitions.
It happens several times. After a few failures, you can start aiming lower. Stay focused. Big goals can be intimidating, even for those who are highly motivated. Achieve your goals one task at a time.
Find minded people who will help you see it differently
Failure can be hard to bear on your own when you're passionate about a goal. Gather the right people for you. That way, there will be someone to help you see a different perspective in the face of failure. You can stay objective.
When choosing a partner, I recommend that you find someone who is exactly your opposite. If you are very analytical, find someone intuitive. If you develop great business strategies, your partner should be a great executor.
Confess your mistakes
I have noticed several times that people are quick to point fingers. But I think successful people have their flaws. Without accepting your mistakes, there is no way to learn. Then failure becomes meaningless, excruciating, and something you want to avoid every minute of your day.
To find a breakthrough, you must accept your mistakes and accept failure. Hunt him down and take risks. But don't make the same mistakes twice.
It's good to fail. When it comes to failures, stay calm, analyze the cause, come up with a plan of action, and move on.