4 Tips for Dealing with Failure to Win Again

Success is a process and along the path, you will have to deal with failure. You might not see many people coming out to talk about their struggles, but everyone deals with failure.

Although, it’s hard to accept, failure is part of life. Bestselling author and speaker, Denis Waitley said, “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is a 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.”

Thus, it’s important to learn how to overcome it to win again. Below are 4 tips for overcoming failure.

  • Accept it 

Accepting reality is what many people who experience failure fail. This isn’t about being an optimist, you need to embrace reality and stop ignoring its existence.

  • Identify the problem

As the old saying goes, “There is no smoke without fire”. You must take your time to identify the cause of the failure. It could be your fault, someone else’s, or some unpredictable circumstances. It is in identifying the problem that you learn.

  • Learn from it

Failure can discourage you from moving ahead. But you must shift your perspective from anger. You know the anger of “But, I did everything I could.”

  • Move on

Don’t get stuck. Try again. Once you have picked the lessons, you need to move on. In case you feel stuck, talk to someone. You might not like the idea of having a mentor, but you can speak to an emotional intelligence expert or a psychologist.


Tell me, what are you struggling with?


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