How To Turn Every Failure Into Part Of Your Success Story
How I’ve failed time and time again, but despite that, have grown and have started to find success. From learning valuable lessons to hustling the proper way, I’ll be sharing some key points on living a more positive life and turning failures into a success story.
From the moment that we are born and learn to start walking, we experience failure.
To fail time and again is in our very nature. The same as trying to succeed, and believing that we can.
From that point on we continue to fail and for a lot of people, they cave in and take the easy route. A route that often times doesn’t leave them happy.
But I believe we can all live a positive life. Just like walking, we didn’t give up on it, we didn’t think…
“Nah I’m not cut out for walking. It sounds like a scam.”
We got back up and tried again.
At that time we fell down from trying to walk, we created a system in our heads. A belief system that we could do anything. Of course, we had difficulty controlling that since our brain was still developing.
But it wouldn’t surprise me if at an age where we couldn’t even speak we thought we could do anything.
One thing is certain though. Now that we are older and wiser, we could still tap into that. We could believe the way that we believed before. That every failure could become one big success story in the making.
Today, I want to share some tips and strategies to unlocking that potential with you all.
Refuse The Easy Way Out
I first started to get these kinds of thoughts when I got a comment from my former mentor on one of my Youtube videos. He is a whole other story, however the comment he left suggested one thing:
To drop what I was doing and find a 9 to 5 job and work away that way.
It makes logical sense, yes, but it goes against what I believe in.
At the time this was suggested I didn’t even try running a business. I was still learning how I worked and what I needed to do.
You could say that’s a good reason to just stop. After all, I didn’t seriously invest in anything at the time. But the same can be said for the other side.
It’s difficult to stop doing something when you know you haven’t even bothered to try. To seriously put effort into it.
With that logic, I grew myself to a point that what I’m currently doing right now is the best decision for me at this moment in my life.
Refusing to take the easy way out boils down to seeing the easy route as a bad thing. Perhaps to the point that it doesn’t even make sense to take it.
That can be done by looking at the situation around you. For example, I could get a day job, spending hours filling out applications and going through interviews. When I get a job my earning potential will double what I’m currently making now, but I’ll be working longer than what I’m working right now.
However on the other side I can choose to use my time to invest in myself. I can read up on being a better writer, finding topics that interest people and write compelling stories. As a result I could potentially earn more money than what I’d make at a day job.
It makes sense. Especially when you take the second tip.
See Each Failure As A Lesson
Remember that former mentor I mentioned above? He played sort of a role that got me to where I’m at now. If it wasn’t for him, I can imagine a few things in my life would’ve been different.
In the end that relationship and the work we did was a failure. Even to this day there are some things I wish I did differently.
However instead of moping about it, or getting angry about it, I went back and asked myself what I can learn from this.
A failure is never truly a failure unless you refuse to learn from it. Even though some failures can cut deep and can be devastating, there are always lessons in there.
So even though you experienced a failure, it’s difficult to say that it’s a true failure.
A true failure is when you don’t bother to learn and continue to move forward. You gain nothing from true failure and it’s your decision to make that true failure.
So no matter what happens, always make a habit of looking back at your failures and seeing lessons.
Looking At The Bigger Picture
I believe what this leads to overall is the opportunity for us to see the larger picture.
With seeing failures as lessons we have to broaden our view of the problem or failure.
Refusing the easy route prompts us to look at the potential of everything.
Looking at the bigger picture allows us in a sense to determine our own path. As human beings our lives aren’t predetermined. We are allowed to form them and be whoever we want to be.
With those insights in mind as a new born, they become far more developed once we get older. We start to understand those things deep down to the point that our potential is limitless.
However reality and other people tell us it can’t be done. Or we experience such a heavy failure or an event that changes our views entirely.
We place limitations on our otherwise limitless potential
The wonderful thing about this is we can train our brain to think differently. We can change ourselves however we desire.
By all means we aren’t invincible people. We also understand there may be technological limitations too. But we do understand that we can achieve anything over time and if we are willing to grow and forge forward.
It’s that way of thinking that allows us to see the bigger picture. Like looking at what we could potentially earn instead of what we can earn right now. Thinking broader and with possibilities.
I know this can all be wishful thinking, but like I’ve said in the past, ordinary people can do great things when we have imagination and are willing to work hard to get there.
Today let’s all take a step towards the reality that we want to achieve in our lives. Whether that’s writing down some goals, practicing a mantra, developing a habit that helps you grow and more.
But also apply these three simple concepts to them as well. I believe you’ll find things easier and even more fulfilling when using these strategies.