There is a very famous adage of Einstein, “If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new” which is enough to explain the importance of failure in our lives. One of the biggest roadblocks to the success of an individual is the fear of failure. It is dangerous than failure because it poisons your unrealized potential and repels you backward! Success is a long journey of dedication, perseverance and a willingness to fail. Thus embracing failure and using it to your advantage is the highlight of your personality!
How should failure be perceived?
Failure is a feature of putting down your efforts. Features are never good or bad, they are just features and we should embrace them the way they are! Failure can prove to be an asset and problems can become opportunities if you are willing to dive deep into the situation and find the root cause of failing. Instead of assigning blame or blowing a fuse, you can choose to take responsibility and correct your mistakes going forward. This will not only boost up your confidence but would help you in steering over the course.
Optimism is the side-effect of failure
It is believed that optimism is one of the characteristics of people who bounce back from failure. But it only comes in those who have an entrepreneurial spirit to take initiative and tenacity regardless of the odds. Words like “would have”, “should have” and “could have” should not be part of your dictionary. Comfort is the last word you should be focusing upon if you want to taste real success. If you start with something which is most uncertain and most uncomfortable then you have a hunger to learn more and turn things in your favor. Beginning with something in which you are already skilled and proficient will turn your defeat into victory eventually!
Definition of success
You have the capability of defining what success means to you. For some people success is achieving their goals while for some striving for another goal after achieving one is a success. Success basically is stumbling from failure to failure without losing your spirit of enthusiasm. But one needs a lot of courage to accept failure and rather consider it as a stepping stone to success.
How can we help?
We want to bring an attitude of embracing failure in you so that rather than seeing a failure as ‘failure’, you can treat it as one more step towards your goal. It is not about giving up; it is about trying again and again! Success only comes to those who are not afraid to die and try. The manuscript of Harry Potter was denied by 12 publishers; Henry Ford lost his financial sponsors; Edison, Newton & Einstein failed multiple times, the list simply goes on and on! Attitude only separates the successes from the failures and we want you to be a true innovator! Hence our blogs at YANF are focused towards guiding you on the right path, instead of derailing you from the trail of your objectives.