How you react when you fail will determine how long will it be before you succeed. Failure is nothing to be afraid of if you understand that it is just a necessary step you need to take to get where you want to go. As the saying goes, the bend on the road is not the end of the road if you are willing to make turn. Without failures in your life, you will never know how tough you are or better yet how mentally tough you are.
Believe me mental toughness is what you need when the going gets hard. Mental toughness is what will get you from failure to failure with enthusiasm, and that, according to Winston Churchill, is the secret to success. It is alright to fail just don’t dwell on it, instead focus on your desires. Please watch the short clip below and you will know why (click here if you are reading this on an email)
Thomas Edison’s case is the greatest example of how you can fail your way to success. It is said that after his invention of the light bulb, a young reporter asked him “How did it feel to fail 10,000 times?” Edison responded “the light bulb was an invention with 10,000 steps”. Unfortunately Edison’s mentally is not a common currency of our time. In our society defeat is not rewarded, it is avoided at all cost, not knowing, as Napoleon Hill puts in, that “in every defeat, there is seed of an equivalent success”
Fear of failure is the reason why many people do not take risk, thus missing on the big rewards life has to offer. When you choose to make safe choices over and over again you are depriving yourself of the opportunity to attempt something big that can put you at the top. If you want to up your game, you need to build the mental toughness to use your failures as stepping stones to your success.