How To Stay Motivated In Times Of Failure
Do you know anyone who hates their life?
Most of us have the hit rock bottom somewhere along the way.
But it wasn’t the end, it never is.
When it happens everything about your life seems wrong.
All the things you did makes no sense to you.
So let’s face it: Failure sucks.
Failure, especially repeated failure, can be hard to bounce back from.
It’s easy to become invested in a situation or project and want it to go a certain way but when it doesn’t, it can be disappointing or even crush your confidence leading to depression and other consequences.
Things might get hard as hard as you start wondering Why even try?
It can be extra tough when you feel you’re doing your best, and your best isn’t good enough.
But the life goes on, so should you.
Failure is not all about the negativity it brings.
What really defines you is the afterglow.
It is the most important lesson of the life.
Failing is a must in order to succeed.
As there is the famous saying “The phoenix must burn to emerge.”
But in spite of knowing these things, some of us hate their life.
After all, failing is not easy.
Some failures are easy to brush off, others are devastating.
You just need to focus on the positive aspects of life.
You always learn something, Always.
One thing is for sure that you are not going to fail because of the same reason.
You need to change a few things in yourself like being honest, taking responsibilities etc.
Be honest with yourself– Start with being honest with yourself.
Admit that you have failed, and observe what is causing your despair.
If we aren’t honest with ourselves then we can’t expect to learn and grow as individuals, because we aren’t willing to recognize reality for what it is.
Seek clarity, Take time to reflect– Ask yourself questions like, “How did things go today? What did I do right? What could I have done better?”
You have to see the new possibility for who you can be in order to make a change.
Self-inquiry will be the path to your new vision.
Be straightforward about your intentions– I believe self-analysis is an important and underestimated aspect of self-improvement.
Focus on what you need to do to feel happy and fulfilled.
Once you have a vision, you have to start creating it.
There is always the first step, and it is usually uncomfortable or challenging.
Learn, Know what you don’t know- Be aware of our limitations.
This includes recognizing our imperfect knowledge and understanding that we don’t know everything.
Understanding our limitations keeps us open to new information and knowledge.
This also allows us to be more flexible with our beliefs and modify them when we learn something new.
Take the long-term view– Great things take time.
It takes 6 months to build a Rolls Royce and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
Maybe you think your new business will be an overnight success, or you’re going to master that new skill almost instantly.
And then it turns out, success is hard. And It’s up to you weather quit to keep on going.
Let go of people who hold you back– You may have a few people in your life whose habits or attitudes are not conducive to your success.
Spending time with these people can be destructive to your well-being because their negative habits can be contagious.
In fact, they will be the first to undermine your hard work as soon as they see you improving your life.
Decrease the amount of time you dedicate to people who are toxic.
Use this time to build new relationships with positive people who will inspire your success.
Be persistent – Persistence is the ability to stick with something.
It is important because success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
The power of perseverance, even in the face of adversity, is the true mark of champions.
Indeed, those who achieve great things are those who do not know when to quit.
Have the willingness to take risks – Failing should not stop you from being bold.
A risk is a key factor for success.
How you ever going to know if you never even try?
You will miss some amazing opportunities if you’re never willing to take a chance.
Start living beyond your comfort zone– Evolutionarily, fear is meant to keep us safe and help us survive.
But that doesn’t mean we should let our fears be in the driver’s seat of our lives.
If you remain in your comfort zone without challenging or stretching yourself, you’ll never create a better life.
Let go of it.
Watch your Self-Talk– The act or practice of talking to oneself, either aloud or silently and mentally positive self-talk.
If you fail and think, “I’m a failure,” there’s a problem.
That statement implies that you are currently a failure, have always been a failure and will continue to be a failure.
If you think something like that, correct yourself. “I’m a failure,” can become, “This particular attempt failed,” or “This time I didn’t succeed, but I can do better later on.”
It is all about perspectives.
Change them and change yourself.
Failure and success are parts of life.
By working these habits into your life, your entire world can change over time so that you no longer hate your life.
These actions are like planting seeds and patiently waiting for fruits.
As a matter of fact, do you know that the great philosopher Dr Seuss and even the Harry Potter series were first rejected?
The legendary Walt Disney was fired from one of his first animation jobs at the Kansas City Star newspaper because his editor felt he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas,”
The founder of the Honda car company had his factories destroyed both by war and an earthquake.
Jack Ma was rejected of a job at KFC, where 24 people applied while 23 were hired.
Ending this article in the words of Sir Winston Churchill “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
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-Written by Abhimanyu(Intern at BoldBlush)
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