Desired success in career is a natural trait lies in the psyche. Everyone wants to be successful. But, how to convert your failure to success?
We do want things in life to catch the kite of our success. It’s perhaps same to every individual regardless of gender, race, demography.
We chase for the butterfly. Some become able to catch, some are not.
Success, failure and the drive to keep creating go hand to hand in life.
What is success?
It’s differently explained by different people. Definition of success is vast. Depending on situation, money, profession, fame, popularity, health, and many others makes us feeling happy and successful.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. —Winston Churchill
Success and failure also vary in length and impact. Long term success, and short term. Similar in case of failure as well. Getting highest grade in quiz and the same in the final exam are not same.
Failing in life is not even consciously dreamt by most of us. None want to be unsuccessful. We wish to win every game. You wish to convert your failure to success.
We want to be successful in every business. Some of us always want to get promoted ahead of others. Some of us want to get a bus seat anyway. We want to enter stadium first for the rugby tournament.
Do we stick to?
It will deserve cost. Are we stick to our goal for the success in a rational way? As much at 92% of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions just a few weeks into January.
And there are millions of examples where we thought to be the best, beating anyone (and making our counterpart unsuccessful!) else who come across in our journey to be succeed.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.—Thomas A. Edison
How do we feel in failure?
Definitely it is a bad feelings when we fail to become successful in career, in life. However, almost none is timid of being successful.
Yet, there are some people who can avoid it. Because, they don’t want to be successful due to their fear of failure!
Overcoming the fear of success is a unique art. Because, only people with leadership mentality obtain this.
How to convert your failure to success?
Following are the parameters:
- Learn to say no wherever needed
- Accept loneliness
- Habituate to do anything like your everything
- Agree to pay price
- “The first draft of anything is shit.” -Ernest Hemingway
- Learn over your entertainments
- “Long-term consistency beats short-term intensity.” -Bruce Lee
- Commitment matters, not will power
- Quit a normal life to lead an extraordinary life
- Comfort and growth don’t stay together
- Obstacles are opportunities
- Transformation costs pain
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. —Aristotle
Here are some of traits to overcome failure:
- Creating a learning habit
- Enriching success archive
- Balancing in life
- Thinking with rationality
- Aiming for bigger goal
- Being positive
Success versus failure
But, it is a rule of life. Everything I will not gain in life. Every game I will not win either.
Success is not a destination. It’s a journey. The sooner we can realize this, the better we will be able to handle our future.
Benefits of failure
Yet, there are many gains. So, we should take this as a learning.
Failure makes us contemplating reasons. Because, it gives us self realization.
The failure teaches us many things. We can analyze reasons behind it.
Failure is the pathway to work on it further so that it doesn’t happen to any next similar situation.
So, we should be ‘revengeful’ instead of being regretful. Revengeful to come back with more vigor to be successful next time.
May be we will not get similar situation every time. So what!
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. —Bill Gates
We should learn to control ourselves. Go through lives of our leaders. All of them had failed in many cases in the past.
Even they fail in the present in many of their projects.
Most of them are not successful in their desired area. But they have created new opportunities.
They have adopted the change.
Be the change maker
Life teaches us that we should have plan B. You failed in one plan in career. So, try for other.
You didn’t get your desired job. It means you have many other ways open.
Your skills and your learning ability are your strength. So, use them well. If you have no skill, learn them.
Why do you stick to it? What reason makes you pale? There must have any reason for failure. Perhaps you could not work out well on it. Or anything else. Identify reason. So, you could not convert your failure to success.
In the words of Warren Buffet: “That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”
Nothing is lost
Don’t pass time with fear of failure. Face reality like a hero. May be some days will not be yours. But it’s damn sure you will win some days. Because, it is the part of life.
Whatever area it is, nothing to worry. For example, you dreamt to be a painter but reality has transformed you to be a banker. However, proceed with the changed plan and career. Enhance your emotional Intelligence. It will lead your way to handle stress successfully. You will be able to convert your failure to success.
A person with leadership trait can be successful in any situation in career. And trust me I see a leader in you!