3 Reasons Why You Need Not Fear Failure

Published: 28th January 2011
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In our success oriented society, fear of failure is one of the greatest fears people tend to have. Some people would rather live a life of misery than try and risk failure. Is there another way of viewing failure...a positive viewpoint?



Here are three reasons why you need not fear failure:



1. Failure Is A Detour, Not A Dead End



When you fail, do you feel like life is over...like it's the end of the world? That might be an initial reaction, but it doesn't have to be permanent.



It's like taking a trip cross country and running into road conditions that require a detour. It might slow you down, but it doesn't mean the end of your trip.



When you are re-routed in life, remain focused on your goal and try to enjoy the scenery along the detour. After all, life is a journey, not a destination.



2. Failure Helps You To Make Better Decisions



I like what Henry Ford said..."Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently". The fact is that life itself is one big risk.



Sometimes even when we think we know what the outcome will be, unforeseen things happen that totally change everything. In other words, we get hit by a curve ball.



When things don't go as you planned, how do you react? You can give up, or you can learn why you failed and use that wisdom to press on with increased confidence towards your goal. Of course, there are no guarantees in life, but by using your failures as fertilizer, you greatly increase the probability of attaining a beautiful garden.



3. Failure Introduces You To Yourself



One of the most powerful ways to gain self-knowledge is through failure. It can either polish you up or grind you down...thus showing you what you are made of.



Les Brown the motivator said, "You can go through it or you can grow through it".



We all have vast, untapped potential, and oftentimes, it takes failure to release it.



The next time you fail, put failure into perspective by adjusting your attitude and keeping your eye on your goal. "Fail your way to success."



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