How do you measure failure?
When do you walk away and quit, or do you?
I don’t think failure is a negative aspect of life, it’s just life. Yes, you can feel deflated when something doesn’t go exactly the way you want it to, but when you reflect on it usually you find that it’s simply shown you a better way of doing or achieving whatever you started out to do.
Trust your intuitive process – when you don’t you have a greater chance of failing. It’s like an alarm in our mind telling you to trust and listen to your first gut instinct you had or get your head out of the way long enough to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Either way, failure is just a measuring cup to success. An opportunity to tune in to the right way something is meant to be and something to learn for the future.
That’s why you should never quit – failure is like slowing you down to assess your direction, your purpose and your dedicated you are at achieving your goal.
Here are some quick pointers on how to deal with failure:
– Write down what you did in detail (this way you can identify where you misstepped)
– Reflect on how this made you feel and how it set you back (this will help you avoid making the same mistake again)
– Own up to your mistakes to yourself and/or others so you are accountable
– Take time to think up a plan to rectify what went wrong
– Don’t dwell on the failure
– Move on and try again