The most successful people will tell you that at some point they thought they were going to fail, and that they were afraid. They will also tell you that it took persistence, hard work and a lot of lessons learned to get them to where they are today.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius
Failure can be an opportunity for growth
It can be hard to acknowledge, but there’s always a silver lining.
Learn to look at everything you experience as an opportunity for growth. There is always something you can learn from your failures, be it the need to change the way you do something or in learning the art of persistence and resilience.
Whenever you are met with failure set aside some time and space for yourself to reflect on the following:
- What went well?
- What didn’t go so well?
- What can I improve on?
- What can I do differently?
- Do I need any advice or help?
Feel the fear and do it anyway
Stepping outside of your comfort zone will always feel a little scary, but that it is totally natural to feel that way, but as you tackle your fears and anxiety, you will realise that you are so much braver and stronger than you thought!
In surrendering to your fear, know that you will be okay, that you are good enough, and that you will learn so much by being brave enough to take a chance and by giving it a go!
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you fail by default. – J. K. Rowling