The Steps to Accepting Failure
Accept failure: Everybody has a setback every once in a while, but it doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with you.
In fact, failure can be an excellent opportunity to learn your limitations and boundaries, and provide you with a chance to learn how to think outside the box.
Unfortunately, we are often taught that accepting failure means accepting that we are failures.
We begin to believe that we are not worthy of any encouragement or positivity, just because we are overwhelmed by the incredible emotions that come with the idea that we are worthless when we are not succeeding at something.
The fact of the matter is that success is something that has to be personally defined.
Otherwise, you will find that you are far more inhibited by the expectations and interpretations of success that other people place on your shoulders.
Nobody deserves to have their sense of self-worth defined by somebody else.
That is a personal choice, and a very important thing for you to do in this sense is to sit down and consider what you would define as successful.
First of all, acceptance is the key.
The first step to anything as being able to accept that it is happening and it is something in your life that you need to deal with.
Staying in denial about anything can be a huge problem.
If you are in denial about the way you feel when you experience a failure, then you are going to have a much harder time served to pass that obstacle.
It’s okay for you to be upset that something didn’t go right.
Don’t beat yourself up about it too long.
But do accept that you feel unhappy about it and work through those feelings altogether.
The next thing you need to remember is never to identify yourself as a failure.
Putting labels on yourself like this can be extremely difficult for you to overcome.
You are not a failure because something went wrong.
Nobody is ever a failure.
However, we often get stuck and stop seeing the opportunities that are still around us to either make things right or to go in a new and even better direction.
This is when it is helpful to start to consider the situation from all angles.
There is bound to be a way for you to benefit from the situation, even if it isn’t the one that you are hoping it would be.
Think about what you can learn from your failure and how you can grow from it.
Think about what constructive things can be taken away from your failure and allow yourself to consider all options rather than feeling as if there are no other alternatives.
There is always an option.
Whether we can accept that option or not is a personal choice.
What is most important though, is to understand that failure is a standard part of life.
Nothing that is worthwhile happens easily.
There is always going to be something in the way, and as long as you are willing to face it head-on and see it objectively, then you will never be a failure.
You will be a success which is capable of rising from the ashes.
How to Examine Your Failure and Use it as Inspiration
Sometimes, when we fail, it can feel like the end of the world.
None of us like to be told that we are doing something wrong.
None of us like to experience setbacks in our plans.
It can make us question our self-worth, and make us feel as if the things that we want to achieve are either out of our reach or simply stupid and challenging.
However, failure serves a very important function in human development.
Without failure, we would never know what path we need to take to truly succeed.
If everything were easy for us, then we would never learn.
Everything in our paths would be laid out for us, and we would never develop emotionally, or mentally.
What a boring world that would be!
Fortunately, failure comes regularly to most of us, but it is how we choose to view it that truly separates those who can rise from the ashes from those who are prone to Wally and their setbacks and never making any progress.
If you want to take a step forward in your life, you need to be able to understand that failure comes naturally, and you will need to learn how to use it as inspiration rather than as a reason to believe that you are worthless.
Inspiration comes in all forms.
Accept failure: Most of us find inspiration from things that we enjoy, not from things that hurt us.
However, when we can look at failure objectively, we will see that it is the easiest way to examine a situation from all angles.
It is a gift that nature gives to us so that we can become the greatest versions of ourselves.
To begin examining your failure, first, you must accept that it has happened and understand that your feelings about the situation are legitimate and you are allowed to feel them.
Once you have processed them entirely, then it is important for you to look at things in a constructive late.
Inspiration is a great motivator.
When we are inspired, we are charged up and ready to create whatever changes need to be made to get us closer to our goals.
For this to happen, consider getting a gratitude journal.
Any journal will do, it doesn’t have to just be a gratitude journal.
But gratitude journals can be exceptionally useful in this endeavor.
You will want to look at all of the things that you have learned and doing so in writing is a great way to look inward and be introspective about your experiences.
Writing about your failure and asking yourself important questions, like why did my failure happen, who was affected by my failure and how, how I was affected, and what opportunities may be hidden, or even asking yourself what could have been done differently, are all great ways for you to start thinking about a plan B and getting yourself inspired to take the next step forward so that you can rise from the ashes!
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