AWWW SHIT. FAILED AGAIN!
We’ve all felt that way in our lives. For most of us, many times. But is failure a stepping stone for growth?
Yes, but only if we learn from it. Let’s go down the rabbit hole.
The title of my piece is…
“Overcoming failure is a learning experience”
Failure is an opportunity for growth. I have learned so much from failing during my 60++ years on this rock.
Let me describe my point of view through my experiences.
When I fail, I learn a lot about myself. I gain insight into my strengths and weaknesses. I understand how to grow and change.
I learn to cope with failure by using humor and laughter. Those that know me, are aware of this and know that i lover to laugh and never take thibgs overly serious. It gives me a chance to examine my reactions and think about how I would handle any situation differently with a different outcome.
I’VE GAINED A “SLOW MOTION” SKILL
I see most things in slow motion. I have always had this ability but it’s gotten better as I was made aware of what it really was. As situations happen, I get calm and can scan through what’s happening to make more sound decisions rather than acting out of emotion or an impulsive reaction to outside stimuli.
It makes me more aware of my surroundings and what I might run into next time. I become more careful about taking risks.
In failure, I find out how to handle obstacles effectively. This is a brilliant tool, and it allows me to become a better human being. I choose to view every failure as an opportunity to learn, and I always try to learn something from my failures.
GIMME A BREAK!
When I fail, I avoid beating myself up or berating myself. Instead, I use my experiences to help me become a stronger person.
If I feel like I am having an awful day, I look back at my history of failures. I look at how I have grown, which reminds me of how far I have come.
THE DEFINITION OF PERSONAL GROWTH
I know that every day presents a new learning opportunity for me. I have faith that regardless of how bad today may seem, I can be better tomorrow than the day before.
I choose to view my failures as opportunities for personal growth. I can continue to improve my skills and knowledge.
Try Asking Yourself These Questions:
1. Where does failure occur in my life?
2. How can I develop tools to deal with failure and learn from my mistakes?
3. What would I tell someone who says every day brings a new challenge?
Life is about choices. We choose to be a VICTIM or a VICTOR. We choose to be in constant REACTIONARY MODE or to DICTATE The DIRECTION OF OUR FUTURE.
We are the CREATOR or our lives. We CREATE through our CHOICES and our REACTION to what happens to us.
My interpretation from Viktor Frankl, author of the classic book, “Man’s Search for Meaning”…
There’s a brief window of time between stimulus and how we respond. In that space is where we can elevate ourselves beyond circumstances. We choose how we will respond, regardless if it results in success or failure.
Be Strong 💪