Failure, for many of us this word is enough to make us afraid to start something new, isn’t it? Failing is the most embarrassing and humiliating for anyone, it demotivates in such to such an extent that there’s no motivation left to start again or overcome the fear of failure.
If you agree upon the above lines then believe me this whole system succeeded by programing you to become and remain a mediocre person.
Don’t believe me? then read this full article where I will make you understand the failure by using reverse psychology and this new perspective will help you to overcome the fear of failure.
First of all, human beings are born with only 2 natural fear first one is ‘fear of loud sound’ and the second one is ‘fear of falling’. Except this two every fear is made-up by you, if you want to know in detail then refer my article ‘How To Become Fearless’.
Failure – A Theoretical Approach
First of all, stop taking failure as something negative, you need to realize that failure is full of positivity, it exists to teach you, to make you learn, to make you achieve your full potential.
But our education system is brainwashed our mind in this way that we start taking failure as punishment.
So, let’s understand the concept of FAILURE how it works –
Whenever we try something new it didn’t work, then we learn from a mistake then try again, then also it didn’t work. We keep learning from the mistake and keep trying till the point it works perfectly. That ‘didn’t work’ concept is called failure.
How simple is it – all you need to do is keep trying, correcting & repeating the same thing in order to accomplish your goal which leads you to success.
And I didn’t find anything wrong, humiliating, negative, and embarrassing throughout this process, this perception is given by the society and the old established system it’s not developed by your own opinion.
You can’t achieve any goal at a single try you need to keep evolving yourself through multiple failures in order to achieve that particular goal.
Failure – A Practical Approach
Suppose you’re my mentor and I asked you to give me single advice for a particular problem i.e. ‘how I overcome my stage fear and facing the audience?’ So, which advice you’d like to give to me?
The most sensible advice you could suggest is :
- Begin with a small audience.
- Start with your group of friends.
- Start facing the audience more often.
- Go on stage if it will be terrible then fine you’ll become comfortable after some time.
What conclusion I can draw from all this is you need to face your fear and failure more often in order to overcome it. All you need to do is increase the frequency of your work and effort you’re putting in it and as time passes you’ll become comfortable with your failure and you don’t even know when this failure will turn into success in no time.
Here is some inspirational quote which could help you to change your perception toward failure.
1) “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” —J. K. Rowling
2) “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” —Woody Allen
3) “I don’t believe in failure. It is not a failure if you enjoyed the process.” —Oprah Winfrey
4) “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” —John Wooden
5) “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” —Henry Ford