Lessons Failure Teaches You – Part I
Why Is Failure so Important? Here are the Lessons Failure Teaches You!
Hello friends, what an amazing day to have you here with us! Especially since we’ll be diving into a topic that most of you will benefit from. No matter what you do in life, things won’t always go your way, you’ll continuously face new challenges and it’s safe to say that you will fail more than once.
But here’s the valuable part: “You failed because you tried something outside of your comfort zone!”
Which means, you’re actually going in the right direction, you just don’t have all the tools yet.
1. Failure Teaches Humility
We get it, you’ve had a couple of wins under your belt and now you feel like you’re the king of the world. Enjoy success but don’t lose yourself in it!
That’s where failure comes in. It reminds you that there’s more out there to be conquered and about our limitations. The paradox here is that: The more humble you can be despite your success, the more respect you earn from everybody else and failure is what drives that humility, so accept it for what it is, put your head down and get back to work!
2. Other Approaches Might Work Better
Life is more complicated than we think. There isn’t 1 universal key that opens all doors, despite what we would like to think. Failure has the advantage of shining light onto one possible solution that didn’t work. You now have to try a different approach, thus forcing you to expand your skill set. Never limit your ability to overcome an obstacle to only the one idea that didn’t work.
“There is more than one way to connect the dots!”
Figure out what didn’t work and look for a lateral move.
3. Failure Matures You Emotionally
Or to put it in different words: Don’t be a spoiled kid! Act accordingly.
The same with humility, failure polishes who you are as a person. It gives you a better understanding of the world around you, what works, what doesn’t. It feeds you data based on the outcome and now you can adjust the way you behave in the world. That’s what maturity is.
“Maturity = understanding how the world works & how to navigate it!”
Failure is just a crash course on maturity.
See also: Part II