How Failure Can Make You A Stronger Person
Failure is a word that many fear. But why?
People may fear it for many reasons, maybe if they fail they might disappoint someone, or feel ashamed of themselves.
It could be that failure is the end of dreams and success…
Whatever failure means to you right now, I hope to realign those thoughts to bring out the almighty good in such a scary and menacing word, that crushes so many peoples hope of ever succeeding again.
‘Failing to prepare is preparing to fail’
So, when it comes to failing, what thoughts come to mind?
Maybe you dreaded exams at school or maybe you like competing in sport and worry of not coming first?
Everyone has a different outlook on what failure means, but it is how we deal that matters.
The amount of stress caused by the thought of failure is UNREAL. So if you can learn to look at it in a slightly more positive way, then that can help you get back on your feet to strike again and focus on what’s to come.
Here is a quote that sums up what I have just said:-
“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” – Chris Bradford
Those that give up after failing, never see their own true potential.
‘They’ end up living an unsatisfactory life that they pretend is OK. But deep down it hurts them everyday to know they could do better.
Do you want to be that person?
Or would you rather take that failure and turn it into something that makes you even better than before?
I know which one I would rather be and I know which one I am, because I did exactly that!
I failed, I spent a whole year trying to make money online by ‘Get rich quick schemes’, all leaving me sat here with less money than before.
I had FAILED!
Not only did I think I had failed myself, but that was precious money that I could of spent on my wife and family so I felt that I had failed them too.
After many days, nights and weeks filled with regret and shame. I said to myself that this can’t be it, this cannot be the dream of working online.
I realised that there was so much more I needed to learn and this failing in a certain area online had really just been a wake up call. Yes it cost me money, but it also steered my on the right track to what I really wanted to do, which was help prevent others making the same mistake.
So I chose to build this website, I spend everyday learning the right way to do things so I can one day share them with people in vulnerable positions like I was in my first year.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
Remember, if you have failed, that is not a reason to give up. Failure is just a lesson taught by life.
Don’t let it get the better of you, use failure to your advantage and let it make you a stronger person!
If you ever need an extra boost of motivation, you know where I am…
Your Friend & Online Mentor,