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Don't stop at failure, you can make it!

23 May 2016, 14:01 Bilha Daniel

Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. It is that terrible word that many people do not want to be associated with. A great number have experienced it at one time or the other in their lives. At times, we think that we have given our best and for some people, failure has resulted in an automatic halt in fulfilling their ambition, many dreams have been destroyed on the alter failure.

The word failure has made great number of individuals unable to maximize their potentials, they would rather not try at all than fail while trying. Failure does not end, its assumed to but it signifies another chance to make what was initially wrong done right.

Failure is so important; we speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. Yesterday is gone, it cannot be recalled and only in the memory of man can it be remembered. Our today is here and there is an opportunity to make and also the actions we take will determine what our future will be.

Failure does not necessarily be a bad thing, if after we have given out our best, we need to carefully assess the situation, examine ourselves and abilities asking ourselves where have we gone wrong? What are we not putting into action?

The most important aspect of our struggles in life is knowing how we can handle situations and circumstances that work against us and our success. The reasons why most people do not make it through their failures is because they do not know how to handle them. They never accept defeat and move on. Instead, they become battered towards those who succeed and blight every chance of becoming better people.

No human that has ever become interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Have you ever met someone who has always had everything worked out for them without struggling? They usually have the depth of a puddle or they don’t exist.

If you want to succeed you have to effectively deal with the problem and you will do so by wanting to know the root of the problem and the cause of the failure, and then face it squarely.

Failure can come in any area of our lives for example in our academics, our relationships, marriages, in our careers, but we have to do away with it by moving to the next level without giving up you build on failure, you use it as a stepping stone. Close the doors on the past, you don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it.

You don’t let it have any of your energy or any of your time or space. It also provides an opportunity to know more about yourself, identifying where our strengths and weaknesses lives and work with them and maximizing our potentials. You then sit down and ask yourself what lessons have you learnt in the process.

It is important to have learnt from our mistakes else we will remain in the same position fighting the same battles and also having the same results. Remember, winners are not afraid of losing, but losers are failure is a part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. For one not to go through the part of failure again, it is essential to know how we have contributed to our failures and what we are going to do to prevent a reoccurrence.

What to do next is to equip yourself for the future, when you have been le to identify your points and focus on making yourself better in those areas, encourage yourself with the stories of people who had experienced failure t one time of their life., overcome them and have become successful in areas of their lives. Also when you take risk, you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail and both are equally important. Meet with individuals who have expressed failure in one area of their lives or the other.

Ask questions when you do not understand, it will serve as a form of motivation to you achieving success. Do not blame yourself because it’s not always about you. Sometimes you might have worked really and hard and still not get the desired results, but even if you have not, do not waste time depressing yourself further.

Build up your knowledge gap and refuse to see yourself s the enemy but rather see failure as the enemy to be dealt with. Always believe in yourself and abilities and continue to give your best even if when people and situations tempt you to act contrary. Always prepare for condemnation and rejection, most a times from the people you least expect it from. When you fail, there is a tendency for critics to arise with the aim of hurting you. Do not let this get to you, instead focus on getting stronger and succeeding, you will take them by surprise.

No great success is ever achieved without failure; it may be one epic failure or series of failures. Success is not most often achieved by those who do not know that failure is inevitable, only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original, if you do not try at all, you cannot fail.

It takes backbone to lead the life you want and failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay and not a defeat. It is temporary detour, not a dead end; failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing and being nothing. Be delight all the way, diligence simply means hard work.

It is also the investment of your time and energy towards achieving a set goal. No effort is too little or worthless, give your best all the time and you will turn and receive the very best.

Always remember that you have a goal which is to succeed and winners never quit and quitters never win. If at first you do not succeed, dust yourself up and try again, you can make it.

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