Wednesday, September 14, 2016

6 Benefits Of Failure

Fall and Get Up: 6 Benefits of Failure

While failure can be a disheartening experience, it’s certainly not a useless one. Everyone will fail at something in their lives – they may even fail at the same task numerous times before they actually master it.

Failure is a part of the process, and while you may not see it as beneficial on the surface, there’s a lot of value underneath it all.

1.      You’ll Gain Experience
Every time you attempt a task, you’re gaining experience. This is true whether you fail or succeed.
You’ll gain more experience with repetitive failed attempts. Over time, the experience will make the task easier for you.

Failing a few times can help you succeed.

2.      You’ll Discover Your Strengths and Weaknesses
What part of the project are you the best at? It’s unlikely you’re having difficulty with all of it.

There may be a few areas in which you really shine. If you learn your strengths during the process, you’ll be able to apply them more efficiently.

Identifying where you could use some help will allow you to isolate and develop on your weaknesses.

3.      You’ll Learn to Innovate
Why did you fail? This is a question you need to be able to answer objectively.

Along the way, there was some part of the project that wasn’t working.

Either the method was inefficient, or it was counter-intuitive to your abilities. See if you can plan a second attempt at the project where you can work around the bumps in the road.

With creative thinking, you can accomplish anything.

4.      You’ll Determine How to Use Your Time
The parts of the project that didn’t work out were ultimately a waste of your time.

You can’t get that time back, but learning what went wrong can help you budget your time better in the future.

Did you need to spend a whole day focusing on one aspect of the project that would only fall through? Probably not. You’ll be able to find more efficient ways to accomplish more with less time.

5.      You Can Unlearn Counterproductive Lessons
You may have failed because of the way you were trained to approach certain tasks.

If your mindset was all wrong, it veered you away from success.

Think about the lessons you’ve been taught that you applied to the project. It may be time to unlearn those lessons, finding new ways to approach the same issues with better finesse.

6.      You’ll Build a Stronger Resolve
You need to accept that sometimes failure is inevitable. Maybe you tried before you were truly ready, or you didn’t have enough knowledge going into a task.

Failure is a natural part of life, and it will affect everyone.

Allowing yourself to feel defeated won’t get you anywhere.

Always recognize that failure is a possibility – you just can’t let it stop you.

Letting go of your fear of failure will provide you with the freedom to try new things.

If they don’t work out, you know you can always pull yourself up by your bootstraps and give it another go.

Think about all of your heroes. Even the people who are the best at what they do have had to fail countless times to get to where they are now.

They never let failure stand in their way, and neither should you.

Don’t stifle your talent.

Keep learning and growing.

Speak soon



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