Dealing with Failure
Failure is something that we will all experience at some point. It’s natural, and is to be expected when you’re on a path to improvement. Anyone can fail at a task, whether it’s not beating a time in a race, having a gig go disastrously wrong, or something as small as adding too much flour in a cake. People fail every day in life, but that doesn’t define who they are as people.
The way we deal with failure is what truly defines us and is what makes us improve.
Instead of replaying the issue in your mind and mentally torturing yourself, look at it from a different angle. What was the main cause of the problem? Were you paying attention when it occurred? Was there another factor that affected that one? Once you have looked at it from these angles, you can find ways to fix them and ensure that they don’t happen again.
Taking it as a learning curve is something that will seem difficult soon after the situation has happened, but the earlier you can accept what has happened, the easier life will be for you and the better you will feel. Sure you’ll feel embarrassed for the first few hours, maybe days, but laughing about it and moving on only has positive benefits, where as reliving the moment in your head will rarely help your self esteem and attitude.
The situation has already happened, so look at the best way to go up from there.
Failure is a natural step to self improvement, if we didn’t fail then we wouldn’t know how to get better. It can be quite refreshing to have a bad experience, not only does it make you much more vigilant in the next scenario, but it also makes you aware of how often it can happen and will help you keep on top form when you’re going through life.