Why Failing is Good for You

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Many times, people fear failure so much that they either don’t even try, or lead themselves into failure just by constantly thinking of themselves failing. You see, our mind is a powerful thing, and it will bring us what we’re thinking about, eventually.

Failing is a part of life. There’s no person who has never failed, and there’s no person who hasn’t experienced a spectacular failure. But that shouldn’t demoralize you. In this post we explain why failing is good for you, and why you shouldn’t fear it.

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Why People Fear Failure

 

Many people have low self-esteem, and in their mind they’re ready to experience failure whatever it is they’re doing or planning on doing. This expectation damages their confidence, and the self-fulfilling prophecy of failure is perfectly executed. Naturally, this reinforces in their mind the notion that everything they do fails, and maybe even that they are a failure.

Since they have low self-esteem, these people fear the consequences of failure, and especially the reaction of other people to their failure. They don’t understand that failing is good for them – they just want to avoid failure at any cost, even if it means not performing the action that could fail.

Also, people who have developed an image of very successful people, will often tend to hide their failures, fearing that their “impeccable” image will get ruined.

The Truth About Failing

 

The truth is that everybody fails. Even the most successful people. Failure is inevitable and is part of a learning process that ultimately makes us better, if we choose to really learn from it.

Big success never comes without a series of failures. If you’re wondering why failing is good for you, know that failing allows you to see the path you shouldn’t take, and consequently the path that you should.

If your goals are high enough, you can expect many failures. That’s why most people don’t really get what they desire in life – the constant failures break them. Successful people shrug failures off as yet another learning experience, learn the lesson and move forward.

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What’s so Good About Failing?

 

Failing is good for you, because it allows you to learn and get better. Failure usually implies that you went out of your comfort zone and tried something new, and that’s great. There’s no growing without getting out of your comfort zone.

I remember this one time, when I was inline skating with a friend of mine in a park. He was pretty good at it, and I was just a beginner, and was happy when I didn’t fall too often.

When we reached the end of the park, he told me he was dissatisfied with his performance. I asked him how that could be – he was skating really well, and did jumps and weird turns, and whatnot. He replied by saying that he didn’t fall even once, and that means he’s not pushing himself more and not growing.

To me, that was a very smart answer, that should resonate with you in all areas of your life. If you’re not failing, you’re probably doing the things you already know how to do, and so you stay in the same place and don’t grow.

If you want to achieve more things in life, if you want to be a better person and have a better life, you have to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Many times you will fail, but remember that failing is good for you. It implies growth, and gives you information you can use to be more successful in the future.

How to Make the Most Out of Your Failures

 

Failing is good for you only when you actually use the information that you can gain from it. If you don’t learn from your failures, you’ll just repeat the same mistakes over and over again, and reach nowhere.

Whenever you fail, you need to analyze what happened, find the reasons for your failure, and learn from them. Take time to do this properly, so you can get the maximum value out of your failure, and prevent yourself from making the same mistakes in the future.

It’s easier to learn from failures than from success, because success masks out the bad things we did along the way, and it’s harder to realize what they are and how they negatively affected the process. When you fail, you immediately understand that something doesn’t work right, and you are forced to correct it so you can continue moving forward.

Unfortunately, many people don’t seem to learn from their mistakes, or if they’ve learned anything, they don’t seem to implement it. Most likely, this happens because the failure happened because of a bad habit of theirs, and changing a bad habit requires a lot of work.

The Most Important Thing to Remember

 

Failing is good for you, as long as you treat it properly. Too many people let their failure get to them, lose their motivation and quit. Some may even suffer a hit to their self-confidence or self-esteem.

Treat each failure as a learning experience. Instead of concentrating on what you lost, focus on how to get the maximum out of the experience, and what lessons can be learned to help you achieve better results in the future.

The more you fail at something, the closer you get to achieving success. You just have to be determined not to quit, and show persistence. The only person who can surely prevent you from succeeding is you, and quitting does just that.

If you realize that failing is good for you, treat each failure as a learning experience, and persistently move forward while learning from your past mistakes, you will be successful.

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Summary

 

In this post, we discussed why failing is good for you. Here are the key takeaways:

  1. People are afraid to fail, either because they have low self-esteem, or because they’re afraid of what people will say if they fail.
  2. Failing is a natural part of life, and the higher you aim, the more you can expect to fail.
  3. Failing is good for you. It is a sign of growth and getting out of your comfort zone, and it allows you to learn valuable lessons you can use in the future.
  4. Each failure must be analyzed and learned from, and past mistakes should not be repeated in the future.
  5. Treat your failures as learning experiences and don’t let them deter you from continuously pursuing your goal. Be determined and persistent, and you’ll eventually reach your goal.

So go ahead, get out of your comfort zone, grow, try new things, and fail again and again until you succeed.

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