Success is an ongoing process. Failures are bound to happen at some point in your life, but that should not be a hindering factor that makes you fail to get up. Some people are born to be natural quitters quitting after the first attempt fails, others keep going, but then they quit along the way while there are those that never quit. They always find another way to solve a problem.
A problem does not come to display your weakness, but it is there to show you how strong you are as an individual. A bump on the road does not mean that you should not proceed with your journey. Jump if you can or find another route to your destination. It doesn’t matter how long you might take, getting there should be your end goal. Here’s how you can still win even when all the odds around you say otherwise.
1. Stop the excuses and self-pity
It is normal to fail, even the most prominent people will attest to having failed at one point in their life, but one of the secrets is to view failure as a lesson and challenge instead of a setback. For you to eventually win, failure needs to motivate you to keep on striving. Challenges will come up during your journey to success, but you should be ready to learn and be flexible enough to face any difficulty. Never use excuses or self-pity to remain where you are and stagnate not attaining your full potential.
2. Have a willingness to learn
Your willingness and openness to learning something new on a daily basis will enable you to have the knowledge and understanding of how to tackle every setback. Not every successful person knew how to get to where they are. It took a lot of lessons and the passion for more information and knowledge where new skills have to be put into practice every now and then. Indulge in reading practices, attend seminars and lectures related to what you would like to achieve for inspiration. Nothing ever came easy so you need to be willing to try out the harder ways and take risks.
3. Never lose sight of your end goal
You can never go wrong with a plan and a goal. What are your aspirations? Try and implement something different from what you learn from the failures. Stop expecting to reach your destination without putting in a little effort and always remind yourself of what you want to achieve on a daily basis so as not to lose focus. Works towards attaining your end goal and refrain from any negativity. If it doesn’t work today, try again tomorrow. You never know where your luck lays.
4. Be flexible
Sometimes, we fail because we missed out on something and did things the wrong way. Always retrace and ask yourself “At which point did things go wrong?” Don’t have a fixed mindset and always try to be ahead of what others are doing. What can you do differently to make things work? Find out what can be adjusted, which other ideas can be implemented.
It’s not always that everything falls into place, but that does not mean that you cannot win. Work on the above tips and learn to persevere. Always remember that
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
By Winston S. Churchill