The Power of Failure
No matter who you are or where you are in life, you’ve experienced failure. There’s been a time when something you tried didn’t work out, when you had a plan and it didn’t materialize, when you gave your all to a situation and the results weren’t what they needed to be.
Everyone has had to overcome personal and business failures. It’s a given. But there’s good news.
Failures are not fatal.
The mistakes and bad decisions that may have led you down the wrong path do not have to be your destiny. You have the ability to turn around and head in a new direction. The challenge is not letting your disappointment, blame, anger or bitterness keep you from doing what you need to do to get back on track.
How do you do that? Here are three important pieces of advice:
Learn the lesson.
Ask yourself what you learned from your failures. Pull the lessons out so you can avoid repeating them in the future.
Create new goals.
Goals based on where you want to go, not on where you are now. If you don’t like your current circumstances—in your career, finances, relationships—decide what you want them be and write it down.
Be willing to try again.
Don’t let what happened to you in the past keep you from taking action to create the future you want—and deserve.