4 Reasons Why Failures Should Excite You
The reason why most people fail in life is not because of a lack of capabilities. Instead, most often it’s their mindset that is holding them back.
However, we can’t take all the blame for this, because our western society has taught us from an early age on that failure is something you should avoid…at all cost. For example, if you don’t get good grades you fail or if you don’t meet certain criteria you won’t get hired and so on.
We have to ‘destroy’ this negative perspective towards failure. No greatness ever comes without failure.
That’s why you should pay attention to the following reasons which will help you understand why successful people say all the time: ‘I’ve failed my way to success.’
1. You learn something new
One of the most valuable benefits of failures is that you actually become smarter because of it.
When you fail at something, it means that you don’t have the necessary skills/knowledge on that particular moment to deal with it properly.
So this lack of information should work as an incentive to acquire that specific knowledge or to learn a new skill to overcome the obstacle.
2. It builds mental strength
A key difference between the successful and the unsuccessful people is how they deal with failure.
Unsuccessful people or the average man, when faced with failure, gets discouraged and quits.
The successful don’t let their failures stop them from pursuing their goals.
They merely see it as a test about how much they really want it and try again...only this time harder!
3. You’ll start to value the achievement more
Would you feel the same fulfillment and excitement when achieving your goals was very easy?
The answer is simply no. You would probably take that accomplishment for granted and you would move on to the next one like nothing happened. Why?
Because you’re less emotionally ‘invested’ in it than if you would make the sacrifices, overcome the obstacles and putting the work in day in and day out. Therefore, your struggles will make you feel satisfied when you achieve your goals.
4. Failure destroys your inner fear
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will, because most people are so afraid of what happens when they fail that they don’t even bother to try.
However, when you take that leap of faith and you still fail you won’t feel like you’ve wasted your time.
In fact, you finally realize that failure is not the end of the world as you’ve been taught; it’s actually a sign that you’re doing something worthwhile.
That one failure breaks a mental barrier and will remind you of all the things you’re able to do when you stop listening to your fears.
Of course, there are a lot more benefits of failures than the few I just named. However, the core message is that avoiding failure is slowing down your own process towards achieving your goals.
So stop with sabotaging yourself, because there is greatness in you that needs to be shown to the world!
What lessons have you learned from failure?
About the author: Krishan Kalpoe
Krishan Kalpoe is the founder of Shrinksdom & an aspiring psychologist who has a passion for personal development and wants to share his knowledge with the world for the purpose of making people's lives better. His website consists of personal development advice about the three fundamentals in life that we all need to live a happy life: love, success and wisdom. Take a look at his website or his Instagram.