7 Life Lessons That Only A Failure Can Teach You

Failure! – Is it really a bad thing?

Life is a daily struggle. We learn a lot of important lessons along the way. Lessons which are lifelong and whatever you do, they remain with you. Nothing can teach us more than the failures. Here are few life lessons which only a failure can teach us:

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1. Change is way harder than the start:

I don’t think there is an absolute answer to why change is harder? Let me tell you something interesting. Do you know that a space shuttle consumes more fuel during the first few minutes of flight than it does the entire rest of the trip? Why? Because it has to break free of the pull of gravity. I hope it’s clear now what I want to convey. The hardest part is getting off. Change your old ways and old conditions. Everything wants to stay at rest (read wants to remain as it is). You will require a lot of will power and determination to break the ‘pull of your gravity’. As soon as you get a breakthrough, things will start to ease out.

2. Everyone starts from zero:

No one ever is born great. Although some of us may feel that, successful people had an unfair advantage over others and had access to better resources but they tend to forget that they utilized those resources from zero. Failure urges you to start as a new beginning.

3. Your thoughts and experience matter more than your expectations:

The way you perceive the things to be or your thinking about your surrounding is shattered during the phase of failure. This is because we tend to dream rather than thinking about possible outcomes. As we think linearly, most of the times probability of happening what we had not expected is much more. Instead of getting infuriated, use this as an experience. Failure always gives you an experience.

4. Habits can be the fine line between ordinary and extraordinary:

Failure teaches us to amend ourselves. What went wrong? Was it your fault? Your execution went wrong or was it just pure ill luck? Sometimes the reason can be your habits. Introspect. Instead of living an unconscious life, just shape your habits and you will be surprised upon seeing a totally different side of yours, of which even you were not aware of!

5. No risk is the biggest risk:

Failure forces you to search for an alternative. You are forced to push yourself. Innovation becomes your necessity. To innovate one needs to take the risk. There is no ‘safe way’. When you will push yourself out of your comfort zone, initially it would be difficult. But eventually, everything will fall at the perfect place. Without taking how can you be sure of failing again? Always remember that-

“If you take the risk, you may succeed or you may not. But if you don’t take the risk, you have already failed.”

6. Balance:

Failure teaches you to balance between priorities of your life. Oh, so you lost your job? Sorry but you cannot keep crying the whole day as your family is completely dependent on you. Go search a new job. So your startup failed? You have to decide to sit back and regret and eventually lag behind others, or gear up and getting back to it with brute force once again. Is nothing working for you right now? Have you tried everything out there? Most probably you would have not. Just go out and try out something else until things get better.

7. Getting over your fear:

What prevents you from taking risks, starting something new and bringing a change in your life? The fear of Failure! What if I failed? Even if you failed, you would be at least out of your fear. If fear is preventing you from initiating anything, then you have failed already.

We all have failed more times in life than we have succeeded. Failure is the struggle which, if you are willing, can teach you many lessons. The success is not all sunshine and rainbow. It takes years of failure to become an overnight success.

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