When you hear the words failures, mistakes and defeats what comes to your mind? What emotions do you feel?
Nobody wants to experience them, yet, they are part of our reality. You can be the most meticulous and perfectionist person in the world, but even you will experience a defeat and do mistakes, and you should be glad! Why?
Because they make you grow.
You can turn your failures, mistakes, defeats and disappointments into greater success if you will apply those things I’m going to share with you.
be free from fear
The reason why we hate failing is because we have an innate fear of rejection.
Fear in any area of life is what blocks us from growing and I know this very well. Since a little girl, I grew up with this emotion blocking me from living my life, but now, I’m glad I overcame this little monster! Living free from the fear of what others may think about you and from the fear of rejection will give you the power to achieve anything in life!
Take a moment to acknowledge the defeat or mistake and the disappointment you feel, then distance yourself from your emotions and focus on the facts. Why did it go wrong? Receive only the facts, don’t care what other say if they just want to blame you and listen only to the people who want to encourage you and give you advice.
reset your mind
A failure is not the end. A mistake is not the end. A defeat is not the end. Period.
The keys for success are a teachable heart and a positive spirit!
Now, evaluate the facts! Transform your failures into stepping stones for future success by identifying a lesson behind them.
Ask yourself these questions and write down your answers. It’s crazy how we easily repeat our mistakes because we forget the lesson behind them, and very often we learn only by repeating the same mistakes several times! Avoid this by writing down what you learn so you can refer to it as often as you’ll need.
- What didn’t work?
- Does it depend on me? If yes, why did I fail?
- How can I avoid it next time?
- What should have I done instead?
- How can I do better next time?
- What are the best accomplishments I’ve had until now?
- Why was I able to carry them out?
- What are the things that made them successful?
- Can I repeat those things for future successes?
Conclusion: it’s not the end, you’ll do better next time!
All the mistakes you will ever do can become success if you will learn from them!
What are the hardest lessons for you to learn? What are the defeats you’ve experienced that taught you valuable lessons and prepared you for greater success? I’d love to hear from you in the comments! 🙂
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