Failure is always a foregone conclusion. Despite its potential to promote learning and progress, failure is a human experience that most people would just rather wish to avoid. It's crucial to keep failure in check and prevent it from derailing other goals and strategies. Walt Disney, Usain Bolt, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and J.K. Rowling have all faced failure at some point in their lives. The light bulb was invented by businessman and inventor, Thomas Edison, who failed 1,000 times. We have probably gained a little insight into the significance of understanding and expressing our feelings. That being said, it's smart to adopt the mindset of being able to win and lose graciously.
If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same… Rudyard Kipling, Both success and failure are equally legitimate outcomes. To put it another way, neither actually matters. Whatever unfolds, you must pull your socks up and move on. This strategy was maybe characteristic of the Victorians. They believed that it was crucial to be able to win and lose elegantly and that expressing emotions, whether glad or unhappy, was inappropriate. In fact, it won't even matter to you in a few years. Hence, it logically follows that it shouldn't matter right now as well. Of course, this is easier said than done.
Here are 12 ways to deal with failure.
Analyze yourself and know your strengths and weaknesses.
Don't let failure make you feel vulnerable.
Accept Your Failures and take responsibility for your failure rationally.
Adapt coping mechanisms like deep breathing, meditation, walking, talking to a friend, picking up a hobby, or playing with your pet, etc to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Refrain from taking it personally, instead, keep calm and improvise , if required.
Redirect negative feelings towards adding more blocks to your skill-set.
Take a cue from failures that landed in success.
Do not be burdened about what others may think .
Give up the need for approval and adapt to fluctuating conditions.
Approach for assistance as and when need arises.
Win and Lose with Grace.
Why is it necessary to deal with failure?
A person who continues to fight through failure has acquired crucial insights and the unbreakable perseverance that comes with overcoming adverse situations. When failure and the baggage that accompanies with it aren't handled, negative feelings like rage, humiliation, or nervousness may take center stage. It might be difficult to forgive yourself and move on while these feelings are present because they may influence decisions and relationships.
When faced with a failure, take the time to evaluate it from all perspectives in order to not only prevent subsequent errors but also to understand that, even though errors are made, they do not define you. Failure helps us grow, learn, and succeed. We develop fresh viewpoints on the environment we live in. It challenges people to take big risks and drives them outside their comfort bubble. This is why failing is important! The path to success is through failure. So, why fear failure ? In fact, with every failure you overcome , you become a better version of yourself. At the end of the day , learning something out of the situation is what matters .
Every decision you make has a 50% chance of success, and a 100% guarantee to teach you something new along the journey and that serves the purpose !