June 21st, 2009 | 103 Comments

Handling Failure and Not Running Away From It

Failure is something that everyone goes through. You, me, Barrack Obama and Bill Gates too. Everyone is prone to failure. It is just a part of everyone’s lives. Well, it all depends on how you take it and face it.

You just cannot afford to crumble under failure. Most probably failure is a result of our decisions. Remember, no one makes mistakes in life. There are never any mistakes, they are just experiences. We have to learn from these experiences and make sure we do not do the same stuff again.

How to tackle failure:

You must understand that failure is there to bring you wisdom

Failure never comes without a reason. You must take up some wisdom from failure. Each failure you encounter brings you one step closer to success. Keep this mindset and you will see failure differently.

Failure is the stepping stone to success.

Do not make failure stop you

Sometimes, you can be really close to achieving your goals but a small failure can set you back. Edison failed thousands of times to create the light bulb. If he would have not continued, despite his failures, he would have not created the world’s greatest invention.

Keep confidence in yourself

Remember, failure is just a temporary period. Keep confidence in yourself and move on in life. Look forward to the future. Failure is not here to stay, good times lie ahead.

It is always darkest before dawn.

Give some time to yourself

You need to spend some time alone and analyze things. Try and figure out what you did wrong. Listen to some soothing music. Go out for a walk alone, this will surely help.

Also, writing in a diary is known to help many people.

Believe in yourself

Have faith and trust in yourself. There will be one day when you will emerge out and will be in a world of success. You just have to stay strong and keep faith in yourself, even in the toughest of times.

Learn to plan things. If you plan things as much as you can, failure will not disappear but reduce.

Failure is an event, not a person

Always remember that you only get one life and one chance. Make the most of it. Stop defeating and limiting yourself.

Hope you enjoyed reading this post. How do you overcome failure? Anything you wish to share? Please feel free to comment below.


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103 Responses to “Handling Failure and Not Running Away From It”

  1. foraje says:

    always have arround optimistics people, will help to overcome obstacles

  2. Beads says:

    I’d even say that failure is essential in order to succeed.

    At some stage – something has to fail. If everything goes perfectly, you learn relatively little from the experience!

    Plus a success which has been hard-earned is so much more satisfying!

  3. Sometimes it really is hard to keep the faith when times like that hit you. You make some good points on this. Just retrace your steps and do it again.
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  4. I completely agree with what you have said! But, there are times when people keep telling you about your failures and keep on reminding you of your faults..It becmes difficult at that times to handle it.
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  5. game-girl says:

    Believing in yourself is a platform for self-development,and from the point of view of the universal wisdom failure+success=the whole cycle.They go one after the other or better to say transform into each other.So let your failure be your luck.
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  6. Term Paper says:

    We have to learn from our failures. In this way, we will perform better in the future. Point to remember is that, if the failure is not avoidable then we need to minimize it. Next step is to learn from the present situation and convert minimum failure to zero failure chances.

  7. FreeLife says:

    very informative post! many people are lacking their confidence and for sure this blog will help many.. think about yourself in a positive way.. it’s normal to live in this world experiencing failures but of course life will still go on just have to face and find a way out to improve your self.. =)

  8. Bidet says:

    Its always good to know how to deal with failure, it will help you become better and learn from your mistakes. Never lets your failures stop you from working on something new

  9. videostar says:

    I absolutely share the thought that failures mustn’t stop us from working.Some people stop working and go into deep depression,they stimulate their regress and concentrate on the failure.That is not good.
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  10. videostar says:

    I absolutely share the thought that failures mustn’t stop us from working.Some people stop working and go into deep depression,they stimulate their regress and concentrate on the failure.That is not good.
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  11. videostar says:

    I absolutely share the thought that failures mustn’t stop us from working.Some people stop working and go into deep depression,they stimulate their regress and concentrate on the failure.That is not good.
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  12. Hey, I totally agree. I look at every failure as a chance to learn something and I always learn the best lessons when I fail, especially when my failure results in losing money…
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  13. Generic says:

    Yes we have to learn from our failures. In this way, we will perform better in the future. Point to remember is that, if the failure is not avoidable then we need to minimize it.

  14. Essays says:

    It is extremely de-motivating when a buinessman looses money in business. if it is your first business then it will hit hard.

  15. I cant count the number of times Ive had failures in not only business, but social life and sports as well. Every time I fail I treat it as a chance to improve and it always leaves me in good stead. You CAN’T have massive success without failing.
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  16. oes tsetnoc says:

    i am agree. you cannot learn without failure and it is a stepping stone to success and maturity. just don’t give up the fight what you have now.
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  17. But, there are times when people keep telling you about your failures and keep on reminding you of your faults..It becmes difficult at that times to handle it.

  18. videostar says:

    This month I have had events of both types-good and bad.I enjoy the good ones and adopt the bad.From the point of view of the universe this is just the event.The life is still going on and we must live further.
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  20. Good post..

    One must always learn from failures.

  21. videostar says:

    People must think over their life process so called psychoanalysis.What is happening now?Why is this happenig?What have you done before?What follows after?These are the lessons!
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  22. videostar says:

    Faith in yourself and trust in God is feeling you with energy and gives new breath when you are tired.
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  23. Vanessa says:

    I agree absolutely! We must bee strong and believe in success!
    With positive attitude, we can do everything! It is the only way!

  24. Essays says:

    We have to learn form our mistakes and rise above all my changing our future with new spirit.

  25. Faith in yourself and trust in God is feeling you with energy and gives new breath when you are tired.
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  26. Martin Kono says:

    That is so true. What cannot kill us, will strengthen us.

  27. seo says:

    At some stage – something has to fail. If everything goes perfectly, you learn relatively little from the experience!
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  28. Flowers says:

    As for me i like to work with optimistic people!
    Thanks for the blog!

  29. Dealing with failure definitely is a challenge. Many people face such little adversity that when problems do arise, they don’t know how to deal with them. Failure is a part of life though. You have to learn to roll with the punches and learn lessons from every failure. Usually you learn a lot more from failures than successes.

    • used tires says:

      That’s very true, Laptop. That’s why most of the people who have a tough upbringing usually are very diligent and resourceful when a problem crops up. They’re used to adversity so are more calm and prepared to face it.

      Till then,

      Jean

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  31. There was something that meant a lot to me two years ago, that I desperately wanted to achieve, yet failed. The opportunity it no longer valid, it has come and passed me by. Yet I still spend time obsessing, wishing I could do it over and prove that I am not a failure.

  32. Failures are only lessons in life to make us stronger in facing more challenges in life. Without these lessons and failures, we cannot go through life without feeling fear.
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    • Burn Candles says:

      Like what you have to say about fear. I wasn’t even thinking about it at that level, but you are totally right. It’s our freedom from fear to face failure. good stuff

  33. What kind of failure? Failure through incompetence or mistake(s)?

    Failure through incompetence was inevitable. All you can do is assess whether you want to remove the incompetence and whether this is realistic. (Incompetence is fine, though. I am complete incompetent at an infinite amount of things. Saxophone, flight, invisibility, ninjitsu, producing milk, Danish, telekinesis, most branches of athletics, Swahili, Austrian cuisine, psychobiological lab research and so on.)

    As for mistakes, what’s done is done. The only constructive thing you can do is kick yourself hard enough so you don’t repeat the mistake. Beyond this, you are just kicking yourself for no reason. Does that make sense to you?

  34. Larry Nenni says:

    it all depends, for instance, when you’re programming code you’ll learn from your failures but in sports i like tha saying “failure is not an option”
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  35. sikiş says:

    Hi everyone, Faith in yourself and trust in God is feeling you with energy and gives new breath when you are tired.

    Best Regards.
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  36. It is important to fail. Failure is a learning experience.
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  37. There was something that meant a lot to me two years ago, that I desperately wanted to achieve, yet failed. The opportunity it no longer valid, it has come and passed me by. Yet I still spend time obsessing, wishing I could do it over and prove that I am not a failure.

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  38. Burn Candles says:

    I’ve failed so many times, especially in business. There is nothing more inspiring than someone who fails and tries again. Stay hungry.
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  39. like Paul the Bear Bryant said in life you will find your back against the many times so you might as well get used to it. Life will always find a way to be bumpy so just accept it and go with the flow.

  40. Datadiary says:

    Just believe in self confidence ‘cz failure is the only key to succeed.

  41. Great advise thanks for the article.

  42. Failure is tough but it doesn’t help to run from it.

  43. really nice advice….needs to follow it.. thanks for sharing it.

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