When faced with failure, reflect on the wisdom in this Japanese proverb: "Fall seven times, stand up eight." As long as you keep getting up, you are not failing.
We All Face It
Those who learn how to overcome failure become stronger. Let's face it we are all confronted with failure. The difference is how we deal with it.
Some people use failure as an excuse to give up, to become bitter, or cynical. They no longer try, they take the easy way out by saying, "well I tried but it didn't work." They try one thing and they give up.
Other people look at failure as an opportunity to revisit past decisions and to devise new strategies.
Doomed If You Don't Try
We think the words said by Beverly Sills have wisdom in them, "You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." Don't be one of those people who later on in life wonder what would have happened if they had done things differently. Or, one of those people who then see someone else succeed using their idea.
When you look at why it failed and try and figure out what went wrong you will find yourself learning from the experience. And armed with new knowledge you can start again this time stronger.
Successful People Fail
Thousands of successful people did not achieve success on their first try, but they were not discouraged. They picked themselves up and went back at it with an even stronger, single minded tenacity to achieve their goal.
There are many examples of what some might consider failure. Many times we hear or read about the success of people, but what we do not hear is about how many times they started and failed, and started again.