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Ways to stand up after failure

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There is a truth that we all know. Each of us is aware of how devastating failure can be. Being fired from your job is one of the most important examples of this. Experiencing a major failure brings a lot of pain. Failure crushes you, destroys your self-confidence, and demoralizes you. You think you're not worth anything.

Worse still, moving forward after a major failure is never easy. However, if you want to move on and live a fulfilling life, you shouldn't let failure hold you back. The important thing is to recover from failure and learn how to stand up again.

In most cases, failure doesn't just happen out of nowhere. Failure is the direct result of something you did or failed to do. You may not be prepared enough. You may have overlooked some important factors. You must have taken a huge risk or trusted someone you wouldn't normally trust.

Whatever the case, there is a valid reason behind the failure. Understanding why you failed is the first step in dealing with failure and getting back on your feet. You have to go back to the circumstances that led to the failure and try to understand exactly what went wrong.


When we fail, most of us blame or judge ourselves. This is a natural reaction. We scold ourselves and convince ourselves that we are destined to fail. However, when you examine the situation to understand what went wrong, you eliminate the specific action or inaction that led to failure.


For example, let's say you're trying to build a highly lucrative e-commerce store. However, you may have had to close it due to low sales. In the face of this failure, you may think that you will never be an entrepreneur and you may feel incompetent.

In fact, the first thing you should do after failing is accept it and come to terms with it. You must not ignore it, you must not deny it, and you must not hide it. You've failed and now there's nothing you can do to reverse it.


You have to accept it and know it's okay. Failure happens all the time. It doesn't matter if you accept it and decide to do something about it. This is how you begin to learn how to overcome failure. You have to take full responsibility.


You have to own up to your failure. There is nothing to be ashamed of in that. Sometimes everyone fails. Things don't always go the way you want them to. But the sole responsibility should always be yours. You must be responsible for your actions, choices and decisions. You should not blame others and hold them accountable.

You may dream that a very close friend made a mistake that cost you a big business deal or lost money. Even if you will be absolutely angry with them, you will realize that no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes sometimes. In the end, you may have to forgive him for his mistake.


Forgiving others is the easy part, but the most important thing is to forgive yourself and move on. Instead of forgiving ourselves when we make a mistake, we define ourselves through our own mistake. It's nearly impossible to move on after failure without forgiving yourself.


You have to learn from failure

Some of the strategies you can use to turn failure into a learning opportunity include re-evaluating your planning, re-evaluating your preparation, re-evaluating your practice, and focusing on the variables under your control.


If you don't want to repeat the same mistakes, you should see failure as a learning opportunity. You stop seeing failure as something negative. You embrace the lessons he taught you. This will make it much easier to go back and move forward.


You have to believe in yourself

Even if you have experienced a major failure, you should not lose faith in yourself. You had many other victories and successes before this failure. You were the one who got all the previous wins. You still have the talent, knowledge and skills. This will help you reach them.


Therefore, you should not lose faith in yourself just because something is not right. A child falls several times while learning to walk. But you don't hear a kid say walking is not for me. He believes in himself; try again and again. He keeps trying until he can master walking.


Similarly, you must believe you still have what it takes to be successful and then go after it. In fact, persistence and unstoppable winning is one of the key traits of successful entrepreneurs. Even if you're disappointed, you shouldn't let failure cloud your dreams.

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You will not learn if you do not experience failure,

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It's okay to fail but it's not okay to give up. Failure should serve as our source of motivation to always get back on our feet when we fall.

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You're right, giving up means losing for us

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