By Tonny Wandella
The fact is that many of those who have succeeded in life have, at some point—possibly more than once—made the decision to accept failure and not allow it to hold us back. After a long day, we could all use a refreshing drink of lemonade rather than a sour lemon. Here are some ways to help you make the best of the worst moments:
Therefore, the crucial decision is what to do following a failure. These are the six strategies I’ve developed over the years for overcoming failure.
Put it in perspective
A horrible scenario is frequently impossible to prepare for. It unexpectedly appears around the corner and upends the routine framework of your existence. The new reality might sometimes appear intimidating and dangerous.
But how awful is the situation really?
Consider the positive aspects of the circumstance and, more importantly, keep in mind that it will pass. The issue may not be as awful as it first appears. We frequently categorise circumstances as dangerous because they are novel, strange, or unexpected and present us with fresh difficulties. What is the relevance of the issue, though, if you stand back and consider the larger picture? What’s the worst that may happen given your current circumstance?
Acknowledge the circumstance
We always aspire to be in charge of our lives and identities. We desire to have control over our physical selves, our emotional selves, our employment, our relationships, and even our health. And we feel like we have failed when something happens that is beyond our control.
This is perfectly natural, but keep in mind that by resisting change, you just make your physical and emotional anguish worse. Instead of focusing your energy on potential, you divert it against barriers. There will always be certain circumstances that are “out of your hands” since you cannot influence or control everything in life.
Don’t wait for chances to present themselves. Do something. You are in control of your choices, therefore you can still go after your goals.
If you have a love for anything, make the most of this opportunity to advance your objectives. Decide what aspects of your life you want to change, then start making the necessary changes. Many of us now have far more free time than we did previously, which is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and advance individually.