Failure is not forever.

For those who know me, it’s likely to not take you a great amount of time to figure out the motivation behind this post. For those who don’t know me or live in a different country, it’s not the end of the world if you don’t know the events causing this post. It’s the post itself that’s important not the reasoning behind it.

In life there can and most likely will be a number of situations where we fall short of our goals and although it sucks (A LOT) and can be rather inconvenient at the time, know that even though we fall again and again it only makes getting up that little bit easier.

The expectations of others and more commonly the magnitude or importance of the set goal often brings about this feeling that we HAVE to achieve it or we are a complete failure. Being disappointed is natural. Although it’s tempting to just wallow in sadness and complain about life, failure is NOT forever. You’re only a failure if you tell yourself you are.

At first it may be hard to get past the concept of not doing as well as we hoped, we can use this emotion as a driving factor for the next attempt or even help find a different method of achieving the goal. Not doing well doesn’t necessarily mean you failed entirely, it’s likely there are some aspects that you did well at. With that in mind you can move onto things you didn’t do so well at and develop your skills moving you that much closer to your goal.

In those instances that repeating the task doesn’t seem all that appealing or may end up being tedious and an epic waste of time, look into alternate methods. Even though it too may take some time, it sure beats re-doing everything. On top of that you can get advice from others that may be of great help to you.

So until you can pick yourself up out of this slump, think about this quote and remember that millions of people worldwide are going through the exact same thing. No one is perfect.

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Denis Waitley



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