We all fail at times, at work, in relationships, and in our own personal journey toward success. How we handle that failure will have long term ramifications. We must learn to handle it properly at a young age.
It is important to learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, then start moving again. A person is always a success if he or she does this. People who are failures are those who don't get up but stay down in the pit of unfulfilled desires and dreams. Have you ever heard the saying, "Quitters never win; winners never quit?"
Failure of accomplishment must always be kept separate from self-esteem. In other words, just because a person fails at something does not mean that he or she is a failure as a person. It is crucial to take a good look at a situation and ask why it was a failure, and plan a new course or direction or take steps to get back on your present path toward some goal, but never let it determine your self-esteem.
Always maintain a positive attitude, and make the best of a situation. Be like the old mule that the farmer thought was of no longer any value, so he decided to dig a pit and bury it. Well, the old mule outsmarted the farmer. He knew he could shake off every shovel full of dirt and make it land on the bottom of the pit, and if he did this enough times the bottom of the hole would eventually rise high enough to walk out of the pit.
Failures can turn into successes. Many successful people have experienced failure more than once, in the process of getting where they are. Failure should be used to propel you further ahead. This is a time to move forward in faith.This is an opportunity to see God work in your character and goals of life.
However, there is one thing that will stop you from pushing forward: allowing defeat and depression to overtake you or thinking more about what has happened than what to do about it. Dwelling on the problem instead of the solution will not get you anywhere. So, get up and get moving toward your new goal.
How you handle failure as a young person can set a pattern for later years, so be careful to deal with it properly.
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