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10 Important Lessons  Learned From Failure

10 Important Lessons Learned From Failure

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 “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never give in.

Nothing, great or small, large or petty,

never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

— Winston Churchill


Everyone fails in life. At one point or another, you’re going to suffer through failure. When we fail, we learn. We grow and mature. Remember these failures are associated with many important lessons. Failure is also a part of the genetic makeup of life. Our DNA is the result of endless failures.

With each iteration, our genetic fiber has used those failures to evolve. It’s part of natural selection and the grand design of things here on earth. In this article, we are presenting 10 important lessons that we all should learn from our failures in life.

Lesson 1. It helps to redefine your priorities in life

Failure will either make you or it will break you. But when you fail, something strange happens. You begin to redefine your priorities in life. You reorder the things that matter to you. You look inwards, forcing an inventory of your hopes and your dreams. And you come to realize the things that matter the most to you.

Lesson 2. It makes you more compassionate 

Major failure causes the ego to shatter. As a result, you become more compassionate. You become more in touch with your fellow human beings. It forces you to look deeper at things, understanding and caring more about others rather than solely focusing on yourself.

Lesson 3. You’re forced to revise your approach

Planning is a very important step for success. Your failures remind you that you “Failed To Plan”. Sit down, think thoroughly and plan with new vision and measures. Remember that your goals shouldn’t change, but your plan should be constantly evolving.

Lesson 4. You realize that success isn’t everything

Yes, you read it right!

When we failed at business, marriage, and life in general, we get to know that success, the way we had defined it, wasn’t everything. More importantly, when you value success over everything else, failure tends to rear its ugly head more often. But, when you value happiness and contribution, success becomes almost effortless.

Lesson 5. You seek out inspiration through others

Failures push us to learn more from others.Almost all successful people had failed numerous times. It will redefine your emotions, goals, and intentions towards your goal. All you need is to seek for it and start learning and achieve what you believe.

Lesson 6. You will learn better time management

In most of the failures, there is ineffective management of the time. We all have an equal amount of time in the world. And we need to learn to make some changes and fast. Start auditing your time. Categorized everything on the basis of urgency and importance. Then assess the results, and followed the system until it becomes a habit.

Lesson 7. You learn to eat the frog

Mark Twain once said“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” 

What he meant is that you should tackle your biggest, most impactful activity first in the day.

This is also known as your Most Important Task (MIT) of the day. When you tackle your MITs at the beginning of the day, you build momentum and feel more accomplished.

Lesson 8. You begin to look at obstacles differently

We’re an instant gratification society. We want things and we want them now. Just like babies and toddlers. With failures, you begin to realize that good things don’t come overnight. When you can override that tendency, that’s when the real magic happens. Not overnight, but in time.

Lesson 9. You become more passionate about your mission

Henry Ford’s first two companies failed. But it was his third try that really sealed the deal. He was so passionate about his mission that he refused to give up. It’s a natural progression to become more passionate about your mission the more times you fail. It’s a result of refining the ideas in your mind, solidifying them in thought, making them far more real and concrete.

Lesson 10. You learn to never give up

It’s the proverbial cliché, “Never give up.”

But when you harbor deep enough meanings for succeeding, you learn to never give up, no matter what the situation. No matter how many times people laugh at you, walk all over you, or just plain ignore you, you just keep pushing.

Remember

“If you failed, it’s not the end of the road, it’s a new beginning. It’s the chance to pick yourself back up again and try again, but this time with all the knowledge, wisdom, and experience you garnered from the last several tries.”

It doesn’t matter if we only progress just a little bit each day. What matters is that we make some progress at all. We can’t just stop.

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