5 Smart Ways To Turn Failure Into Success

 

One lesson we all learn over and over again is that life is not perfect. It’d be so boring if it was! We have bumps and hiccups continuously but from this, we learn and grow into better individuals! As we said last week, the secret to success is your mindset – so how do you see failure? As the end or the beginning?

Whether you’ve messed up your grades, didn’t get the job, or just failed a project – it’s not the end of the world. Think of all the successful women who’ve failed. Here’s how to turn it around and change your headspace…

1. Give yourself some space

Burnout is real, and if you’re coming off the failure of a business or project that you threw everything into, you’re probably really sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Take a break, get it out of your head for a bit. For some, that might mean taking a girls trip, spending time with family or sitting on the sofa with movies and pizza for a bit. Rest and refreshment are the only cures for burnout. I always find things seem much worse until you get away, for example, if you feel a certain way on a Friday, you’ll find your mind’s been changed by Monday. That’s the joy of having a weekend to think things over!

2. Change your self-talk 

Negative self-talk can be incredibly damaging, especially after a failure. I know we all do it, but handle your self-talk and don’t allow it to make you feel worthless. You are your own worst critic! Do everything you can to stay positive and get back on track only allowing positive words go into your head.

3. Don’t be afraid

Fear of starting over can be crippling for some entrepreneurs. After working so hard to build a successful business from scratch, finding yourself back at square one can seem dispiriting, to say the least. Often, though, it isn’t. The thrill of setting out on a new adventure is what drives many to become entrepreneurs in the first place. So, try not to think of starting over as a setback.  Let yourself enjoy it, confident that you’re a smarter, tougher entrepreneur today than you were the last time you started to build something.

4. Keep going…

It’s far better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly. The only true failure is doing nothing. When we do nothing, it means we are not moving anywhere. And that is a surefire way to stay in failure. All that is required for failure to triumph is for us to do nothing.

5. Be motivated

Have you ever watched a little child play a sport? There’s something interesting that happens when the kid takes a swing at the ball and misses. Rarely will the child drop the bat and walk away. Most kids get a fierce look of determination in their eyes and try again aggressively until they hit the ball. When you see that happen, they are using failure as motivation to keep going. They want to prove to themselves that they can hit the ball. Use your failure as motivation, too. You owe it to yourself to prove that you can succeed.

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One lesson we all learn over and over again is that life is not perfect. It’d be so boring if it was! We have bumps and hiccups continuously but from this, we learn and grow into better individuals! As we said last week, the secret to success is your mindset – so how do you see failure? As the end or the beginning?

Whether you’ve messed up your grades, didn’t get the job, or just failed a project – it’s not the end of the world. Think of all the successful women who’ve failed. Here’s how to turn it around and change your headspace…

1. Give yourself some space

Burnout is real, and if you’re coming off the failure of a business or project that you threw everything into, you’re probably really sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Take a break, get it out of your head for a bit. For some, that might mean taking a girls trip, spending time with family or sitting on the sofa with movies and pizza for a bit. Rest and refreshment are the only cures for burnout. I always find things seem much worse until you get away, for example, if you feel a certain way on a Friday, you’ll find your mind’s been changed by Monday. That’s the joy of having a weekend to think things over!

2. Change your self-talk 

Negative self-talk can be incredibly damaging, especially after a failure. I know we all do it, but handle your self-talk and don’t allow it to make you feel worthless. You are your own worst critic! Do everything you can to stay positive and get back on track only allowing positive words go into your head.

3. Don’t be afraid

Fear of starting over can be crippling for some entrepreneurs. After working so hard to build a successful business from scratch, finding yourself back at square one can seem dispiriting, to say the least. Often, though, it isn’t. The thrill of setting out on a new adventure is what drives many to become entrepreneurs in the first place. So, try not to think of starting over as a setback.  Let yourself enjoy it, confident that you’re a smarter, tougher entrepreneur today than you were the last time you started to build something.

4. Keep going…

It’s far better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly. The only true failure is doing nothing. When we do nothing, it means we are not moving anywhere. And that is a surefire way to stay in failure. All that is required for failure to triumph is for us to do nothing.

5. Be motivated

Have you ever watched a little child play a sport? There’s something interesting that happens when the kid takes a swing at the ball and misses. Rarely will the child drop the bat and walk away. Most kids get a fierce look of determination in their eyes and try again aggressively until they hit the ball. When you see that happen, they are using failure as motivation to keep going. They want to prove to themselves that they can hit the ball. Use your failure as motivation, too. You owe it to yourself to prove that you can succeed.

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