How people react to failure
It is easy after a failure of some description to sit and feel sorry for ourselves; but seriously it is not useful. It just destroys self-confidence and then makes you think twice if you are ever stepping outside of your comfort zone again. Just get up and try again.
They personalise it as part of who they are, in short they become a failure – it becomes part of their identity of who they believe they are and then carry it around for potentially years or the rest of their lives or until they realize that it is just part of the journey.
They learn – People who learn understand that there are great gifts in each and every failure and where some of the most valuable distinctions can come from which can have the most life changing impact.
They get inspired – Ahhh.. the people that love a challenge and understand that their main opponent is themselves. They see failing as just another challenge to conquer.
Don’t you love these people? Why do some people believe that nothing is ever their fault, that everything is someone or something else’s doing? In short, they take no responsibility for their failures and without responsibility, there is no progress and they wonder why they wind up totally dissatisfied with their lives and live their lives as a victim.
Some people fail and within that failure they seek help from others and reach out to others. Perhaps a mentor or friend of industry colleague or professional. They always know there is a way to accomplish what you want, sometimes we all just need some help and they need to bring some collective knowledge or a team together to make things happen. Very powerful belief.
Other interesting reads: