What Happens After You Fail?
That’s a pretty heavy question. And let’s be real, how often do you even think that far ahead?
Probably not that often, and I don’t blame you! It’s a scary thing to think about. But like it or not, as ambitious as we are, we can’t let ourselves lose sight of what may lie ahead on our journey to success.
And sometimes, what lies ahead of us is failure.
But that’s not something to be worried about. In fact, quite the opposite, it’s something that should be encouraging and dynamic!
You may be wondering what I mean by that. Well, to put it simply: life is already a series of failures. And not just that, but a series of failures that bring opportunities with them. Opportunities that give us a chance to learn.
That chance to learn is what makes all of the failures worth it in the end. But only if we take those chances.
You’ve probably heard that old saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
I once heard an analogy on that, that seemed to make a lot of sense: imagine a fly trapped in your house. In its effort to get out, it just keeps smacking itself against your window over and over again thinking it’ll make its way out eventually.
But it never does…
To me, that definitely sounds like some kind of insanity. Now I challenge you to ask yourself, how often are you like that fly?
If you find yourself trying the same strategies and tactics to get different results out of life, or for your business, when are you going to stop and realize that those same “efforts” are just going to keep getting you the same thing?
Life being a series of failures only becomes a bad thing when you’re experiencing the same kind of failures over and over again.
Understand this: the time failures become a good thing is when you take a NEW lesson out of each one. This means you are leveling up!
Want to know the difference between most super successful people and you? It’s not that they’re smarter. It’s just that they’re better…
They’re better at failing than you.
The more you learn from your failures, the smarter you become. And this is key, because as the failures get bigger, so do your victories and steps forward.
And as long this process continues, that’s how you know you’re on the right track. Every time I experience a failure, I get pumped! Because it means I have an opportunity to level up.
I know that may sound easier said than done, but it really is as simple as it sounds. You just need to trust the process.
One thing you must always keep in mind is that our failures and defeats are only temporary, not permanent. And that each failure comes with an opportunity for an equal or greater success.
Once you understand that failures are only temporary, it becomes MUCH easier to think ahead and plan what you should do in the event that you fail. With that, you are able to conquer the fear of failure.
At that point, failing just becomes part of the whole process. And your ability to learn from it and move past it becomes second nature.
The worst thing you can do to yourself is to let failure kill your ambition. You need to keep moving with your head down and let all of the negativity bounce off you as you charge forward. Warren Buffett calls this “rhino vision.”
My intention for this post is to help give the power back to YOU, and realize that YOU are bigger than failure. All failure is, is an opportunity for you to learn and become smarter, faster, and stronger.
If anything, you should be glad failure exists. Because it’s what allows us to accomplish greater things.
As long as you are able to look ahead, trust the process you are in, and never stop moving, there is nothing you can’t do. Whether it’s with selling on Amazon, getting through school, or even getting through life, this applies everywhere.
You deserve to use the power that you already have. If I am able to awaken even a fraction of it within you, everything I do becomes worth it.
Remember to stay strong, think ahead, and keep failing!