Why Failure is Good for You
By Jimmy Roos
How do you view failure? Do you see it as something negative
that you don't want to be associated with or do you see it as
something positive? Most people in the world don't like failure.
Fear of failure is the main reason why more than 80% of people
in the world are not prepared to change their circumstances.
Why do people fear failure so much? The reason for this is
because people don't understand the dynamics involved in
success and failure.
Everything we do in life has either a right way of doing it and
a wrong way of doing it. When we do it the right way we meet with
success. Needless to say that when we do it the wrong way we are
unsuccessful. Understanding this is important because it puts
failure in its proper perspective and removes the fear around it.
When someone who doesn't understand this dynamic meets with
temporary failure he gives up thinking that he is not good
enough or that he will never make it. But is this really what it
is? Does the fact that you didn't make it the first time mean
that you are not good enough? Does it mean that you'll never
make it? Not at all! All it means is YOU HAVE NOT FOUND THE
CORRECT METHOD YET!
So what do you do next?You go back and try and find out where
you went wrong.
Then you try again this time employing a different method.
When this doesn't work you go back and look at everything you
have done so far. Talk to successful people who have made it in
Think of what you might have left out and try again. Whatever
you do, don't give up.
Why do you need to do this? Because, "Every failure, every
adversity and every heartache, carries with it the seed of an
equivalent or a greater benefit," says author and mentor to
many great men, Napoleon Hill. Failure contains the seed of
victory and of success.
Failure teaches you what works and what doesn't. When you study
the reasons for your failure and learn from it, you'll find the
key to your success. The great inventor Thomas Edison knew this
truth better than anyone else. It took Edison 8000 trials to
perfect the Edison battery? Afterwards he uttered this famous
quote, "At least we know 8000 things that don't work."
You should also be like that. Every successful person has had
to overcome temporary defeat at one time or another. Know
this! You haven't really failed until you ACCEPT defeat. Do you
envy those who got success easily? Don't! Success earned in
spite of earlier failure is so much sweeter than if you would
get it otherwise.
Those who earn success in this way know the road to success.
They are not afraid of losing what they have because they have
learned how to become successful. Those that easily got success
don't know the road.
They got there so quickly that they didn't bother to look around.
Let me use the following analogy to illustrate. Take two guys
traveling to the same destination, with this difference. The one
is going by airplane and the other by car, but the one arriving
by car had a few breakdowns along the way.
If you take these two guys back to their original position and
ask them to find their way to their destination, who do you
think is going to remember the road better the next time?
Surely the guy who had a few breakdowns and spend some time on
the road, because he had the opportunity to look around.
Let temporary defeat no longer be an obstacle. You have many
hidden talents, so start working towards realizing your dreams.
Don't be put off by the fear of failure. Failure is an ally
because it contains the seed of success.
About The Author
Jimmy Roos failed for a long time before he achieved some success. Subscribe to his 15 Day Course and manifest your desires faster.