This post was most recently updated on June 23rd, 2017
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I am contantly trying new things with my life. But with every new try, comes a failure. Whether it be writing a book, conducting a seminar on new topic or trying a new business. I even failed at getting enough raise at my job. I failed to provide high quality value to my employer. I failed at my new exercise regime. I failed at healthy eating.
But these failures have shaped me who I am today. Who am I today? A much better person who can now write a book loved by many, conduct a seminar which is guaranteed to impress the auidence, can try a new business with some knowledge (I am till learning) and can get the required raise at my job. I also started exercising more than not at all. I also started eating healthy. I stopped eating junk food. I stopped procrastination. I took action. I kept learning.
And how did I know that I am a much better person because of that? Because I am more happy now. I am much expressive now. I am moving ahead. I am learning fast. I am not afraid of failure. So how did it happen?
It happened because I failed first. I failed badly. And because of that I learned few things which made me evolve into a much positive person.
Earlier I was looking outside and tried to find reasons for my failure. But then I looked deep within and came to know how I turned failure into opportunity.
FAILURE is temporary.
No it’s not a typo error. Failure is temporary for sure. It’ll repeat itself until you learn the lessons.
If you actually look at the reasons you failed, you’ll learn a lot rather than complaining why you failed. You’ll then use those lessons to destroy the failure next time.
When starting something new, most of us think of failure first and success later. We see difficulties first and opportunities later. We see rejections first and acceptance later. We think of someone who has failed first and someone who won later.
How you turn your failure into opportunity is by looking at the opportunities first and difficulties later. Everything changes once in their lifetime. Even failure.
You have nothing to lose.
You think you might lose money, friends, reputation. Screw them. Money is just a byproduct of providing enough value to people.
My favourite blogger Pardeep Goyal who runs a finance blog CASHOVERFLOW failed at his first startup and lost 15,00,000 rupees. But he learned from his failure and now doesn’t even regret losing his money.
Be fearless when it comes to losing something in life. It happens to everyone.
If you lose friends while chasing your dreams, you’ll meet new like-minded friends on your journey to success who will uplift you higher. And let me tell you one thing, “If you are not losing your loser friends behind, you are not progressing much in life”.
If you think you will lose your reputation among other people who have successful businesses, you only have one big obstacle in front of you and that is YOU. Don’t be the only person stopping you.
You have nothing to lose. On the contrary, you will gain a lot. Here’s what you’ll gain on failing.
1. You will learn how to deal with failures.
2. You will learn how to fight alone because not everyone will stand beside you to support.
3. You will get to know who are the real people in your life during moments of crisis.
Everyone has failed.
I will not list the history of famous failures of the world. Everyone knows them. They are the one who inspires us to not give up. They are the ones who inspires us to get back up after every failure and keep fighting.
Yet, when it comes to making a critical decision regarding our failure, we listen to the critics who have not achieved anything in their life and not from history.
What’s wrong here? Learn from others failures. It’s a cheap way to get ahead in short amount of time.
What else do you need? Go ahead. Fail fast. Get one step closer to success.
Your turn. How will you turn your failure into opportunity?
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