11 Nov 11 tips for letting go of past failures and embracing the future
Failure is part of life. It’s inevitable, but failure is just a loss if you don’t learn anything from it. Most entrepreneurs have fallen in their lives – some are more severe than others. However, those who get to the top just do so by dusting themselves off and taking stock of what their failures have taught them. Instead of seeing failure as an insurmountable setback, these business people see it as a learning experience and leading a different path.
How can one get beyond the idea of failure as a stumbling block?
1. Use your failures to succeed.
If it had been easy, it would not have failed. The failure was probably the result of doing something difficult, something new and challenging. Take a minute to be proud to have even tried what led to the failure. Remind yourself of the honor that comes with it and be proud that you are doing something that is worth the chance of failure. Look back at the motivation to fix it next time.
– Matthew Podolsky, Florida Legal Counsel, P.A.
2. Track progress and results achieved.
When we fail, it is very easy to feel that we are doomed to repeat our mistakes. The best way to convey a negative feeling is to keep track — through a notebook, browser, or phone app on a daily basis — of the tasks you’ve done on a daily basis. These tasks may include whether you practiced that day, how many items you completed on your to-do list, or how you received approval for a project. We are more successful than we think.
—Patrick Barnhill, Specialist ID Inc.
3. Mourn, then move on.
As an entrepreneur, I have failed many times. Eventually, I have to decide to let go and focus on the present and the future. It only takes a little time to process a failure … like stages of grief. Mourn the failure and then move on.
– Robby Scott Berthume, Taurus and Beard
4. Don’t stick to past failures.
Dealing with past failures beyond basic learning is a clear and simple waste of time. This is not the way to create success. Of course, we want to learn and change our behavior – after all, they say that apology without change is simply manipulation. So instead of reconciling with the false sense of reflecting on the past or moving forward, make a real agreement with yourself and internalize the lesson.
– Nicole Munoz, Nicole Munoz Consulting Inc.
5. Use mistakes to determine which path to take.
The wonderful benefit of failures is that they show us the direction we should go and never stop learning from them. I think restrictions (like failure) help open a cleaner path, and when millions of options seem, it really helps with navigation. It’s like a Battleship game: Anything missing will help you better close the finish line.
– Richard Fong, Bliss Drive
6. Be excited to start over.
It’s crucial to remember that past failures don’t define you, yet how you react to them. If we fail at something, it simply means that we now have to start all over again with a whole new understanding and perspective of what we are doing. Be excited to start over.
Rana Gujral, Signs of Behavior
7. Avoid pointing fingers at others.
If you blame others for your failures, you will never be able to move on and succeed. It is important that we are accountable for our actions as an adult so that we can move forward knowing you are doing the right thing. It’s harder to embrace new beginnings when you cling to old angers or blame others for your own mistakes.
– Stephanie Wells, scary shapes
8. Accept where you are.
Do you deny where your career is going as opposed to where you want to be?It’s important to be honest with yourself because that’s the only way you can move forward to better things.
Jared Atchison, WPForms
9. Remember that you are a different person now.
A feeling of failure in the past can be hard to overcome. It is useful to note that he is no longer the same person as before. He has learned many valuable lessons today. You met different people and had different experiences. Thanks to the experience you have, you are a different person. Promise you will learn from the past and this time you will perform better.
—Syed Balkhi, WP beginner
10. Change your mindset for gratitude.
If you move forward after a difficult failure, put your mindset to gratitude. Consider the challenges and failures of the universe on your side that call for growth. Without failures and challenges, life would be deeply boring and unfulfilled.
– Rachel Beider, PRESS modern massage
11. Do not view errors as defining characteristics.
We tend to view our inclinations as our defining characteristics. The truth is that much of our inner turmoil is self-inflicted and only we notice!
– Chris Christoff, MonsterInsights