What are we supposed to do after we fail?
It’s easy to dwell and stay stuck in a past failure. And easy to give up entirely when we fail.
It’s also easy to fear trying new things because we fear failing again.
But we have to keep going and find ways to rise above our failures.
Otherwise, where would we be?
It’s pretty hard to learn from failure if you don’t acknowledge it. It takes humility to recognize failure. It takes the edge off when you realize that every one of us fails someway or another. It’s part of being human. Even robots malfunction eventually. The key is to not let it hold us back from living.
Movement helps. It’s like when you stump your foot or burn your hand while you’re cooking—moving around and shaking your foot or hand distracts you from the pain.
Distracting yourself from failure by doing something else gets your mind off of things long enough to give yourself some time and clarity.
This isn’t a distraction from reality, more like a slight-of-hand to get our inner self to stop dwelling on the past and instead focus on the present and the possibilities going forward.
Failures are not only hard lessons won, but opportunities for growth and change. Use your failure as part of your story. Because failure makes great stories. Be the underdog. Learn the difficult lessons, then use the failure to go further. Make fun of yourself. Take the sting out of the blunder.
Remember: it’s better to fail than not try.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1604