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Failure Isn’t Failure Unless You Fail To Learn From It
Failure isn’t failure unless you fail to learn from it, are you learning from your failures? Are you asking yourself when you fail at something what could you have done differently? Did you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result? Failure works the same way. If you don’t change your mindset and learn from your failures then you will continue to fail.
One way you fail to learn from failures is not believing in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself then you are already setting yourself up for failure. If you believe you can, you’re right. If you believe you can’t, you’re right. Either way, you will succeed or fail.
Do you believe in yourself? Some of the most successful people in the world failed many times before they got to where they are now. The only difference is they made the decision to learn from their failures.
Failure Isn’t Failure If You Learn From It
Chicken Soup For The Soul by Jack Canfield a book known by many was rejected 144 times. Jack and his co-author went on to sell more than 500 million copies in over 100 countries!
The Beatles were rejected by Decca Recording Studio, they said they didn’t like their sound and they would never make it in the music industry, they became worth more than 8 billion dollars.
There are so many people who are now successful that failed first. I believe if you don’t fail then your dream just isn’t big enough. We have to fail to learn how to do better next time.
I failed a lot in my life. So much I even lost everything at one point. That is when I decided enough was enough. I looked at my failure and I asked what did I do that I could have done differently and that is when a whole new world opened up to me.
I realized I failed and was going to continue to fail because I wasn’t living on purpose. I wasn’t living my God-Given Dream. When you have passion about a God-Given Dream you will find a way to get through the failures. You will see the positive in the failure and do something about it.
How I Learned From My Biggest Failure
I think my biggest failure was attending college and getting a degree I didn’t even want. When I first decided to go to college I wanted to be a Radiologist. Then I wanted to be in Forensics, then a State Trooper. I actually enrolled in college and was taking Criminal Justice classes. Then out of nowhere I transferred colleges and completed a degree in Business Administration: Management.
I say this was my biggest failure because I didn’t want to be a manager let alone manage someone else’s company. Truth be told it took me a couple years to realize I was on the wrong road. However, when I did realize I was running down a road that went in circles I decided to learn from it.
That is when a path appeared on the side of the road that led me to my God – Given Dream, my passion. You see my failure wasn’t a failure after all. I learned from my failure of just doing what everyone else thought was best for me and started doing what God said was best for me.
I took what I learned from college in management and I am now using it my advantage. I create courses based off of books I love to read and I help others manage their goals, dreams, and even failures.
Are you learning from your failures? Do you believe failure isn’t failure unless you fail to learn from it? If you do then you are unstoppable! In fact the faster you fail the faster you will become successful. Crazy how that works but it’s true only if you learn from it.
If you really want to change your life and get to where you want to be, then check out my course Living On Purpose (launching August 21st, 2017).