How do you view failure? Do you see it as something negative that you don't want to be associated with or do you see it as something positive? Most people in the world don't like failure.
Fear of failure is the main reason why more than 80% of people in the world are not prepared to change their circumstances. Why do people fear failure so much? The reason is because people don't understand the dynamics involved in success and failure.
Everything we do in life has a right way of doing it and a wrong way of doing it. When we do it the right way we meet with success. Needless to say, that when we do it the wrong way we are unsuccessful.
Understanding this is important because it puts failure in its proper perspective and removes the fear around it.
When you don't understand this dynamic and then meet with temporary failure, you give up thinking you are not good enough or you will never make it. But is this really what it is? Does the fact that you didn't make it the first time mean you are not good enough? Does it mean you'll never make it? Not at all! All it means is YOU HAVE NOT FOUND THE CORRECT METHOD YET!
So what do you do next? You go back and find out where you went wrong. Then you try again this time employing a different method. If this doesn't work you go back and look at everything you have done so far. Talk to successful people who have made it in this area. Think of what you might have left out and try again.
Whatever you do, don't give up. Why do you need to do this? Because, "Every failure, every adversity, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit", says author and mentor to many great men, Napoleon Hill. Failure contains the seed of victory and of success.
Failure teaches you what works and what doesn't. When you study the reasons for your failure and learn from it, you'll find the key to your success. The great inventor, Thomas Edison, knew this truth better than anyone else. It took Edison 8,000 trials to perfect the Edison battery. Afterwards he uttered this famous quote, "At least we know 8,000 things that don't work."
Every successful person has had to overcome temporary defeat at one time or another. Know this! You haven't really failed until you ACCEPT defeat. Do you envy those who got success easily? Don't! Success earned in spite of earlier failure is so much sweeter than if you got it otherwise.