Failure is not the End, it is Just a Detour

Jan 08, 2018

Quick Bites:
  • Failure is punishment while success is a reward.
  • Failure is temporary while success is permanent.
  • Look at the big picture and have self-confidence.
  • Know that everything is in your control.

We have been taught that success is good while failure is bad. Success has always been attached to a reward while failure is attached to punishment. If you find yourself in the latter, it will take a lot to deal with feelings of failure and regain self-confidence.

Success and failure are like two sides of the same coin. Everybody experiences success and failure, and ups and downs. You learn from failures and it isn't something to be avoided. Failure is just a detour; it is a stepping stone on the path to success. Every time you fail there is something that should push you on to make things better and take you to the road to success. Understanding failure is important if you want to gain success in your life. Here is how you need to work through your failures so that you can look back and cherish a lost battle, much like you cherish a battle which is won.

Look at the Big Picture

Before you get busy shedding tears and feeling sentimental, you should step back and take a look at the big picture. This big picture that you see is of you standing there in the immensity of things, things that matter in life, and things that make your failure seem like a small mistake. If you happen to do poorly in an examination, you need to evaluate your life for the upcoming years, and understand that there are all possibilities for you to clear them the next time and move on. You have to understand that there are a lot more waiting for you to whine about this temporary failure.

Failure is a Tourist

Think of failure as a tourist, someone who has come to visit your life and time and will move and go away in due course of time. Failure is only a temporary event, it is not permanent. On the other hand, success is permanent, success is there for you to stay, success loves you and will be there forever. By feeling low you are only letting failure stay on, but remember that failure is not something that should be kept with you for long. Let it pass as soon as possible.

Everything is in your Control

If you have failed then the reason for it lies with you. You have failed because you did not do well, you have failed because you did not try or give your best. Everything is in your control, this is your life and you are solely responsible for all that happens in it. Failure has had the audacity to come to your life because you allowed it to come to you. You need to understand that everything is in your control and only by making the right life choices will you allow success to come to you.

Failure is not a tragedy, it is not a great mishap, it is only an accident and not a fatal one of course. All you need to do is recover, and then you ought to try your best to rise up and walk back into the lap of success.

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