If You Haven’t Failed, You Haven’t Tried Anything New Yet

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Do you think it is possible to walk without getting a few bumps and bruises? Road to success will always have some obstacles. And if you have not faced any yet that means you have not tried anything new.  We have heard this so many times, “failure is the mother of success” well yes it is true. Ask any legend, and he or she will tell you about the failures they faced to reach where they are standing today. The great news is mistakes are proof that you are trying something new. Albert Einstein said something about failure “If you haven’t failed yet, you haven’t tried anything new.” Most of us are afraid to take chances because of the fear of failures.  This fear stops us from taking risks, but you can’t achieve your goals without first taking a risk.

Many successful people have failed while on the path of achieving their goals.

Hershey, Steven Jobs, J.K Rowling are few of the names who took a risk in following their dreams.  Einstein and the word failure are synonymous.

He failed so many times before he developed the theory of relativity. It was later considered one of the pillars of modern physics.  So failure was not new to Einstein. They all had to cross some hurdles, even lost all they had to achieve their dreams. Successful people do not let their failures distract them from moving on and on.

Do Not Consider Falling As An Option

You learn by doing if you fall just dust yourself and pick up your game.  The fear of failure means subconsciously you are undermining your own capabilities, and caliber. You are immobilizing your own efforts. How we see our failures depend on us. Never let them define you and stop you from experiencing new things. Always remember that mistakes are proof that you are trying hard, so never get dejected.

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Let Failures Be The Stepping Stones

I agree it is devastating to fall. When you get to a certain age, you have responsibilities. Failed venture means your financials are in ruins. But learn from the mistakes. Let your failures be the teacher so that you would not make the same mistake twice. Learn from them and move ahead.

Half the battle to success is won only if you can point out your shortcomings.

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Retrospect- Learn From Your Mistakes

Check where and what mistakes you made. If you make a mistake and do not learn from them then the joke is on you. But go back and analyze the mistakes you made. You would realize your fault. It is good to think ahead but in order to avoid a similar outcome, you have to go back and sort out how not to make the same fault again.

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Create a Plan And Begin Working On It

Now you know what and where you made a mistake, and it is proof that you are at least taking some action. Let it be your guiding force. Chalk out a plan, mark your goal and jot down the various steps to achieve it. Every action requires thorough planning. So what if one plan failed; life isn’t over yet. Plan something else, maybe it will turn out better than before. Visualization and research will take you a long way.

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Never Be Afraid Of What Others Might Think

No new idea is accepted at first. You need to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to all the people around. Don’t think about what society says or what your friends would say. Think about how this plan will help you achieve your goal. When it was first discovered that Earth is not flat and it is definitely not the center of the universe it was rejected instantly. Believe in you, and that’s what matters at the end of the day.

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Analyze All Potential Outcomes

Fear of the unknown will always haunt us. Take into consideration the worst-case scenario. It helps to be prepared.

Have a contingency plan, ‘Plan B’. For instance, if Plan ‘A’ failed, there are still 25 alphabets left. Keep trying!

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Fail Hard; Succeed Harder 

Take failures as constructive criticism. It means there is a chance to improve. Discover new paths and patterns. New approaches would help. Failures carve the way for future success, and that is the reason why many achievers say that failure is the mother of success.

If famous personalities like Einstein, Steve Jobs, and J.K.Rowling encountered failure many times and yet they came out victorious then for sure, we can emulate them, and we too can become successful.

Agreeing That Failure Is Just Temporary

Most important; you have to stay positive. Imagine that failure is only the dark tunnel. You have to cross it to reach the light at the end of the tunnel. You would have to go through a lot of failures in order to reach your destination. Do not be afraid of unsuccessful attempts; rather be proud of it, after all, it is just temporary.  They all will help you achieve your goal. 

Most of us stumble and fall before we learn to walk.  It is a part of growing up. Along the way to achieve your goal, you might find the right way only when you cross out all the wrong ones. You need to learn to be okay with failures, it is part of that struggle.

What matters is what you have learned from them.

And how did you learn from them? If you have never faced a life of failures then you are too scared to try anything. Be bold and take chances! What are your takes on these phrases, “failure is the mother of success.” “mistakes are proof that you are trying” As per your experiences, how far do you think they are right?

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Preeti is a stay at home mother of two boys, who keep her on toes. Writing and paper quilling are her passion. She loves to express herself through these mediums - use of words and paper filigree. Listening to music, watching favorite shows, and reading books are her hobbies that take her to a different plane.