No matter who you are or what’s going on in your life, you will experience a failure at one point or another. Every person has felt down, like the future seems bleak – the trick is to move through this negative emotion and come out a stronger person in the end. As you learn through your day-to-day experiences, your failures can turn into success. Here are three tips for processing failure, and moving on to reclaim your happiness.
3 Steps to Find Success in Failure
- Remember the Feeling Will Pass
Although it may feel all-consuming when it happens, it’s important to remember that failure is only a temporary shift – a slight change in direction. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that what you’re feeling, like all negative feelings you’ve had in your life before it, will pass.
- Thank Yourself for Taking a Risk
Failure is the honest assurance that you are a success for trying and for taking chances. If you wouldn’t have taken a risk, you never would have learned what failure felt like. If you don’t learn from your mistakes, you aren’t growing as a dynamic and accomplished person.
- Talk Things Over with a Friend
Friends can be an amazing resource in getting your groove back after a letdown, so don’t be afraid to open up about your failure with companions. Friendships are powerful forces that can transform the way you look about a situation, and cultivating lifelong friendships can be one of the most fruitful and meaningful things we do in life.
The more you learn from your failures, the more you can control the present and the future, harnessing the experience and turning it into happiness. Encouraging your “I Can Do It” power is the training of champions – the training of your mind, heart, body and spirit. It is the power, passion, and essence of your self-worth. Your “I Can Do It” attitude never gives up; it is a dynamic force. I believe in you!