Transcript of "25 Simple Facts That Failure Teaches Us!!!"
25 Simple Facts That Failure Teaches US
My failures have never been ordinary failures. Jim Rohn, the foremost success andmotivational guru of our century, and a person I admire most, once said failuresshould conduct seminars so that we can learn from their failures. That is why I gotinspired to provide these 25 facts that failure can teach us :
Fact # 1 : Always see the bright side of the failuresIts easy to blame and defend fate for the events in our life, but it is brave to be able to see thebright side of a fall and move on. So be brave and be dedicated. Be committed, confident,and passionate; remember you have one life to choose from. There are ways to ease into this fearless mindset. The first is to consciously maintain a positive attitude so that, no matter what you encounter, you’ll be able to see the lessons of the experience and continue to push forward.
Fact # 2 : Failure is celebration time!What the famous people did with those failures have made humankind lead a life which would havebeen unimaginable but for those failures. Whether it be Thomas Edison or a Colonel Sanders, their failurehave created products and lifestyles which have changed the way the world lives. Therefore, whathappens when a determined individual fails and how does failures ultimately become a celebration? “One of the biggest secrets to success is operating inside your strength zone but outside of your comfort zone”
Fact # 3 : Failure teaches us to calculate the risks we takeThe risks you take should be calculated; you shouldn’t fly blindly into the night and simply hopefor the best. Achieving the goal or at least waging a heroic effort requires preparation, practiceand some awareness of your skills and talents. “To achieve any worthy goal, you must take risks.” - John C. Maxwell
Fact # 4 : No achiever has arrived without failureNegative opinions can discourage one to give up. For this reason, it becomes necessary to limitexposure of the project to people who can help, even if they disapprove. Even a select groupwill not see the potential until you succeed. When you do succeed, others will no longer see thebarriers, they are gone, they will want to know how you did it. “To achieve the greatest success, you have to embrace the prospect of failure.”
Fact # 5 : People who fail often are natural leadersLeaders Do. They re-do. They do not wait for precedence and play safe. They are looking at the futureand willing to take calculated risks to embrace a future that would make life better for others. They areperfectly willing to fail in the bargain. They take responsibility for their failures and learn from it. They havepassion for what they do and improve upon their failures and persist until they make a success of it. The sweetest victory is the one that’s most difficult. The one that requires you to reach down deep inside, to fight with everything you’ve got, to be willing to leave everything out there on the battlefield- without knowing, until that do-or-die moment, if your heroic effort will be enough.
Fact # 6 : People who fail learn moreThe leaders thrive on failures. They in fact seem to welcome and embrace it. Because they knowthey can make a difference, they never fear failure. They persevere in spite of failures. Everyfailure for them is learning on how not to do something or how to do it better. For the achieversfailure is the way of life. Every failure makes them that much more determined to succeed. “Failure and defeat are life’s greatest teachers [but] sadly, most people, and particularly conservative corporate cultures, don’t want to go there!” - Ralph Heath
Fact # 7 : Failure can be positive or negativeFailure is a learning tool. Thomas Edison failed a thousand times before he invented the lightbulb. Failure is trying to do things others have not considered. It is a temporary byproduct ofcreativity. It is challenging the learning process. “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” a reporter asked. “I didn’t fail 1,000 times,” Edison responded. “The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”
Fact # 8 : Failure is experiential education at workThe real winners in life tolerate failure and the agony it produces. Success is achieved by thosewho are willing to take risk and lose. Many people choose to engage in occupations and activitiesthat are safe and conventional. They do not deliver satisfaction, fulfillment or joy in living. Their realfailure is failing to move in the directions of their dreams. “[Earhart’s] advice when it came to risk was simple and direct: ‘Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.’ ”
Fact # 9 : Failure as a weaponFailure is a weapon for true blue leaders. They learn the disciplines through theirfailures. They sharpen themselves against the grindstone of failure. There is noexcuse for failure, only a determination to succeed. Although you might fail incredibly, you might succeed incredibly-and that’s why incredible risk and courage are requisite. Either way, you’ll learn more than ever about your strengths, talents and resolve, and you’ll strengthen your will for the next challenge.
Fact # 10 : Failures programs you to successEvery failure has a built in mechanism to auto correct and reprograms you for success. Therefore,failures are just a way of programming you to improved success. You only need to activate theauto correct mechanism and give it all you got for it to work successfully. “You’ve got to keep finding better ways to run your life, or someone will take what you’ve accomplished, improve upon it, and be very pleased with the results.”
Fact # 11 : Overcome the fear, overcome the procrastinationFear of failure is the biggest roadblock to your success. When you have overcome the fear offailure, you have overcome your procrastination and excuses for inaction. Thereafter you arewell on your way to fail, learn, and succeed like never before. “The quickest road to success is to possess an attitude toward failure of ‘no fear’ ”
Fact # 12 : Not getting what you want can be a blessingNot getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of good luck, because it forcesyou reevaluate things, opening new doors to opportunities and information you would haveotherwise overlooked. When the rewards of success are great, embracing possible failure is key to taking on a variety of challenges, whether you’re reinventing yourself by starting a new business or allowing yourself to trust another person to build a deeper relationship.
Fact # 13 : Failure teaches us to blame ourselves firstOur first reaction to failure is to blame anyone/anything but ourselves. If we perceive others areto blame, then there is nothing we can do to correct the problem. We cannot change people’spersonalities, neither can they change ours. If we assume responsibility, then we can analyzewhat went wrong and take corrective action. This is the art of bouncing back from failure. To achieve your personal best, to reach unparalleled heights, to make the impossible possible, you can’t fear failure, you must think big, and you have to push yourself.
Fact # 14 : Failure is discouragingIt drains energy and resources, but it forces us to do things right. Failure separates those whothink they want success from those who are determined to win. Failure narrows the playingfield. The first people out are those that blame others, next out are those who lost interest.The weak go first. The strong learn to hang in there and keep bouncing back until they win. “It’s true that not everyone is positive by nature.” – John C. Maxwell
Fact # 15 : Failure tells us we are going in the wrong directionThe only way to tell is to abandon the project or put it to rest for a time. Very often, this is forced onus because we are out of money or resources. When the mind is free of pressures, realistic planningemerges. This lull was not wasted, it had great benefit, it is the art of redirection. When you try again,chances are you will get it right. New outlook’s is the result of bouncing back from failure. You shouldn’t fly blindly into the night and simply hope for the best.
Fact # 16 : You are not a loser unless you accept itFailure is the catalyst that allows many people to make positive changes in their lives, and that allowspeople to move on to something bigger and better. Failure pushes many people just a little bit closerto inevitable success, for in failure, they learn what wont work, or what more needs to be done. Whenyou quit trying, it is the real failure, since you give up hope of ever doing anything "right." "It doesnt matter how fast you run, what matters is how long you run. There may be many instances to break you down on your journey; what makes you winner is your ability to stand and run again. Never lose on your way; you are not a loser unless you accept it."
Fact # 17 : It depends on how quick you learn from failuresFailure is how quick you learn, how quick you grow, how fast you transform yourself into a new person,into a wonderful reflection of the beautiful creation you are. If you dont allow yourself to grow and tolearn from your failures, youre doing a great disservice to yourself and to those people who surroundyou who deserve to have you be the wonderful person you have the capability to become. "No matter how you fall, just think how to get up fast."
Fact # 18 : Have positive attitudes towards challengesLook at the failures and shortcomings in your life as refinement, as you move on and become abeautiful example of what a human being can be. And remember--failure is not the absence ofsuccess; failure is a step towards success. "Fly and make it high before you cry and make your problems smile. Your attitude towards your challenges is the key to your happy life."
Fact # 19 : Failures teach us to welcome changesChange happens whether we want it to or not. Some people welcome change and find ways toturn the unexpected into an opportunity for growth. Others become frightened and simply react.How we handle the inevitable changes in life is key to living a life without fear. "When life takes a U turn towards infinity of negativism, turn it upside down and bend it towards a reason of hope. You will find your goal at the next bend."
Fact # 20 : Failures teach us to be toughTurning change into success may not happen overnight. Knowing that your spiritual source, mindand body are all working together toward one goal will help you stay focused and, in the end,become successful. Picture yourself in the best case scenario after you have succeeded atmeeting this challenge. Believe it can happen. “Always be tough, even when you are weak, because only the tough ones find strength in themselves."
Fact # 21 : Failures teach us to let go of the pastAccept that theres nothing you can do to change the past. You did the best you could. Whenyoure facing your failures, know that you were as good, loving, and effective as you could havebeen. If you were to go back, you couldnt do anything differently because thats who you wereand thats what you knew then. Its done. Let go of your past. Forgive yourself for your mistakes. "We run from failure... we run from success... but what really matters is not what were running from, but where we are running to!"
Fact # 22 : Don’t feed the fire that burns youWe take so much so seriously, but everything that exists in our head are merely ideas. It may notseem like that, but that is how it is. If you believe that you shouldnt do something, that’s an idea.If you believe you are better than others, that’s an idea. If you believe you are no good, that’s anidea. Thats another idea that is constructed from other ideas youve learned in the past. By allowing them to pass. Look at them, taste them, but do not put them in your pocket and call them yours.
Fact # 23 : Failure is never an optionIf you want to achieve a goal in life - then you have to assure that you are fully prepared andhave achieved maximum inner and outer strength to guarantee that failure never ever will bean option - for you nor for those around you or following you! “Failure is not an option,” NASA flight controller Jerry C. Bostick reportedly stated during the mission to bring the damaged Apollo 13 back to Earth, and that phrase has been etched into the collective memory ever since.
Fact # 24 : You always have a choiceIf you can’t physically change something, you can change the way you think about it. You cansit in the dark, or you can find your inner light and discover powerful pieces of yourself you neverknew existed. You can view a crisis as an invitation to learn something new, viewing the shake-up in your outer world as an enlightening opportunity to wake-up your inner world. “Keep moving forward or die.”
Fact # 25 : You can control your own destinyIn order to make choices that may change your destiny, you must first know yourself and whatyou are creating moment by moment. What you do in the present moment brings you closer tobeing in command of your destiny. Make the choice and move forward."You are the one in charge of your own destiny; no one else. They are but an obstaclefor better things to come. Keep moving forward and you will get there. Just believe in yourself for 1 darn minute and say, "I can do this, I... can... do... this." Scream these words loud to yourself, then see and feel the difference." Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn
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