7 positive ways to deal with failure

GAUTAM DEY (Be Patient, Live Life) (17309 Points)

05 November 2011  






Failures in life are inevitable. We can’t always make the right move. What can you do when you encounter failures? Deal with them positively: 

1. Don’t blame others: Accept a failure as your own doing. If you blame others, you will not look at yourself critically and identify your own mistakes. Be courageous to accept it; people will respect you for your truthfulness and sincerity. 

2. Analyze: Do a post mortem and find out what actually has gone wrong. Is it possible to avoid it? Find out how you can work smarter to avoid making the same mistakes. 

3. Learn valuable lessons: React to every failure as a valuable lesson to be learnt. Meeting failures are better than inaction. There is no progress without trying. 

“Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as

much from his failures as from his successes.” ~John Dewey 

4. Do it another way: You will be a lot wiser and avoid making mistakes that you have made in the past. You will do thing differently and the chances are that you will be more likely to be successful.

“Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn

what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity

to try a new approach.” ~Roger Von Oech

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more

intelligently.” ~Henry Ford 

5. Be Optimistic: Do not allow failures to dampen your spirits and avoid negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, anger, anguish and disappointment. Failures are not the end of the world. Bounce back and be hopeful that things will eventually work out alright. 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue

that counts.” ~Winston Churchill 

6. Failures are the stepping stones to success: To fail is to learn and improve. To succeed is to keep trying. 

“You always pass failure on the way to success.” ~Mickey Rooney

7. Don’t dwell on failures: Don’t allow failures to hold you back. Start a new day with a new beginning. Go ahead in life confidently. 

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” ~Elbert Hubbard