5 Lessons You Can Learn From Failure

It’s that word that we all fear: failure. This is one of the biggest fears we all carry around on a daily basis. It’s a fear that limits how far we push ourselves. It’s a fear that often stops us from taking that leap.

What is failure? Why are we so afraid of it?

It’s inevitable that we will be faced with an outcome we did not hope for, let’s be completely honest with ourselves here. Think about where you are, how far you’ve come and how many times life hasn’t given you what you thought you wanted, when you wanted it.

Yes, I’ve got you thinking now.

Sometimes life serves us lessons we didn’t ask for and this is in itself is a huge gift. That’s what failure is in many circumstances, a gift – I’ll tell you why.

Emotional intelligence

Failure is character building. I know many of you are probably tired of hearing this, but there’s a great deal of truth in it. Understanding how to respond to a set back is key to your personal growth. No one gets their way all the time

Contingency planning

Always have a contingency plan, just incase things get in the way. Just because you have one in places, doesn’t mean you are a failure. It is about learning

Learning to take support

We all need support sometimes. Yes we may have failed, but learning to take guidance on how to stop this happening again isn’t a weakness.

Confidence in your decisions

When we fail, we grow. We understand why we are doing the things we are doing. It brings us confidence in making the decisions we make. Without confidence we have the inability to grow.

New opportunities

We can learn or create and spread an exceedingly high amount of value, offering new opportunities. We then understand what we are good at and what new opportunities we can offer and take advantage of.