Nobody likes failures in life yet they are linked to all learning in life. From falling from a bicycle to losing in a relationship, from getting beaten in a school to getting fired from a job, we all have seen failures in life, that how we have grown and that is how we learn to live life in a better way. So why are we so paranoid with regards to failures? Does it mean the end of the world?
Having another perspective to look at it can make you stronger. After all, failure only means that you need to do something else or something more, or something differently to get what you had set as your aim. It’s not a scary thought, right?
The most successful people in this world have realized the fundamental truth that failure is your friend, not an enemy. Below are the reasons:
- Failures teach you what success cannot: Do you agree there would be no inventions, no improvements, no refinements if people were to succeed the very first time they attempted anything new in life. Success is good only when it’s holistic – and preceding failures are what make it so!
- Failures are what lead to improvement, success causes satisfaction: Success goes straight to the head. If one never gets to experience failure, what would success do to him? He might be the most satisfied, full of self and arrogant. Striving hard before one achieves the glory of success is what leads to a person getting better at what he does.
- Failures can provide newer insights that lead to still better results: Had titanic not happened, many ships would still have been colliding into icebergs. After numerous failures, we have airplanes as a commercial viable mode of transport now.
- Failure could mean that you are meant to tread a different path: Today we know Bill Gates as the world’s richest man, but he too had failed miserably in his first business. His first company Traf-O-Data did not get success. His partner Paul Allen confesses that the failure prepped them for Microsoft’s first product a couple of years later. Hence, when something fails to work, it is perhaps God’s way of directing you to your real path of success.
- People who learnt to accept failures as inevitable stepping stones: World is full of examples of people who learnt the art of not letting their failures get to them, they picked up themselves after a hard fall and eventually succeeded in making big. Some these inspirational personalities who did such struggle with their failure are Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison.