How to Overcome Failure and Use It as Motivation

Failure doesn’t define someone; it’s how they finagle that lack and pull themselves out of the soil that really manifests someone’s character.

Overcome Failure

Pulling yourself together after a failed activity, job, or knowledge of any kind can prove daunting. It may make your stay in bunked all day re-watching The Office for the 200th hour.

But as enormous a daylight as that reverberates, it is not the best way to handle failure. It’s daft to believe you will get through life without obliging corrects.

Failure doesn’t define someone; it’s how they finagle that lack and pull themselves out of the soil that really manifests someone’s character.

Understanding What Went Wrong

Before you’re ready to move on and learn from your blunders, you need to comprehend exactly what generated the errors.

An essential part of this process is checking your ego at the door, and wholesomely analyzing the situation from an outside perspective. Be honest with yourself and leave no jiggle chamber for excuses.

  • Did you legitimately try your hardest?
  • Did you exploit all resources at your disposal?
  • Can you confidently tell yourself the results reflect your work ethic?

These are questions that must be focused on. If you can’t comprehend the glitches of your work, you’ll never be able to improve your flow.

J.K. Rowling

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless “we’re living” so carefully that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”- J.K. Rowling


Get by with a little assistance from your friends

Friends to Help

Despite popular belief (or its own experience), friends aren’t precisely around to jest at your poor decisions. Friends can give you that perfect brew of comedic comfort and real-world advice.

Most importantly, they’ll tell you what you need to hear rather than what you want to hear.

I know a lot of tribes who like to try and handle setbacks on their own. For some, this might work, but it’s never a bad idea to gain outside perspectives from the person or persons you trust.

Even when you’re driving, you are dependent upon those mirrors to check your blind spots. Let your friends be your mirrors checking the blind spots of your ambitions. A righteous filter for your coffee.

Just as you have done for them a million times; your friends will be more than happy to help when you find yourself stuck in a foul groove. Your friends will help you…if you let them.


Positively Receive Constructive Feedback

Hearing harsh criticism about your work can be unmotivating, and even frustrating. But what good is it to have a strong support network if you only get offended by the advice?

Open to Critics

Even if your project hasn’t flunked, you should be able to be open to constructive criticism. You should constantly strive to continuously improve yourself, and sometimes that entails rolling with the punches.

It’s not easy and does take a bit of mental practice but it’s well worth it in the end.

Don’t ever be afraid to ask for honest feedback. It’s too easy to get wrapped around a personal endeavor that we tend to view through rose-colored glasses. People will be willing to help you, but you must be willing to be helped.


Prevent Dribbling the Ball

What happens when you descent a basketball? Well, it rebounds back up. But every time it bounces, it becomes lower and lower until it sets on the ground.

But if you save dribbling the ball, it will keep coming back. Well, depending on how hard you ricochet it, it can go even higher.

My point is you need to keep dribbling. You must keep bouncing that ball to keep it coming back because if you don’t it’s just going to stop and sit there doing nothing.

Even if you don’t yet know how you will resolve the failed task, move on! Go for an operation, clean your accommodation, coordinate your workspace.

Do something, anything this is gonna be productive in any manner. The only thing worse than losing is deliberately destroying your momentum.

Success & Failure

“When we present ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.”- Eloise Ristad


Failure…Yeah, it’s Going to Happen

I know every motivational loudspeaker and their father has said this before, but you can’t be afraid to fail. It’s exaggerated but comprises merit. If “you’re asking me”, lack doesn’t mean you failed (just stay with me for a sec), It means you were brave enough to try something new and take a leap.

Failure is unfortunately part of the process. It’s how you to be all right at things.

Overcome Failure

Do you want to know what REAL failure is?

Being afraid of it so much that you refuse to step out of your consolation zone. You need to accept that it WILL happen, and not even just once.

It will still be present in your mindset and hinder trudging through until you achieve results.

Do you think Tony Hawk came out of the womb doing kickflips and pop shuvits?

Of course not.

But after hundreds of knee scrapings and jammed joints, he became a master.

I’m going to leave you with a quote that really speaks to me: “The master has failed more times than the apprentice has even attempted.” Stay persistent, work hard, and trust yourself.


About the Author Amel

I'm a Digital Marketing Strategist passionate about SEO and Digital Analytics. I also teach Digital Marketing and offer customized private coaching to entrepreneurs and in-house marketers to help them take their revenue or skills to the next level. Follow me on Twitter where I offer advice and share high quality content on marketing, tech and productivity.

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