Failure is about perception. When you perceive that you have “lost” or “failed”, and you don’t take the opportunity to look deeper, you miss out on the true meaning and life lesson that you need to learn in order to grow.
Every single challenge or loss you face provides you with the chance to discover something new about yourself, life or other people. This knowledge is so incredibly valuable, and can be used as the roadmap to success, if you are brave enough to embrace it and view it as a gift.
As they say, a diamond would never exist unless it was placed under an extreme amount of pressure. And, just as diamonds, we cannot grow into our own incredible brilliance and fullness of who we were meant to be, without experiencing pressure in the form of life’s challenges and failures.
Food For Thought And Your Subconscious
When you say to yourself or others, “I failed”, your subconscious mind is being given the message that you have given up and you are done. This will cause you to contract as a person, rather than expand. It will also eat away at your self esteem and slowly erode your self-worth, causing you to settle for “less than” in every area of your life. If you allow yourself to remain in this frame of mind, you will become angry and bitter, which is bound to have severe, negative effects on your relationships, your health, your career or job, your choices, and your inner peace.
So from now on, when something goes wrong, or you seem to have failed or fallen down in the moment, what you need to say is, “It didn’t work out this time, so I’m going to dissect what went wrong and use the information to do better the next time”. Obviously, this statement tells you, your subconscious mind and everyone else that you may be down, but you’re not defeated, and you will rise up and try again.
Keep Writing Until You Are The Hero Of Your Story
And remember, the only way you can truly lose or become a failure, is to stop trying. If you have even one breath left in you, you can try again and you have another chance to reach success.
Every human being that ever experienced success and is revered as “the best” at what they do and how they do it, whether a world leader, entrepreneur, athlete, or a parent, has stumbled and failed at one time or another. The difference between those people and everyone else is that they didn’t allow that to be the ending of their story. It was simply a chapter in the book, and they kept writing. So, no matter what happens, keep writing, and be sure that you’re the hero that keeps going, against all odds!