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Never Be Afraid To FAIL – 4 Reasons Why.
It is not uncommon these days to hear people say words like, “I just failed my test”, “I am finished”, “I lost my job”, “I am a failure”, and many more like that.
Frankly, it can be very demoralizing whenever you fail to achieve any goal you set out to achieve. Especially when a lot of resources (time, money, relationships etc) have been committed in the process.
However, in the light of these challenges, you still have a chance to turn your moments of gloom to boom. Strange as it may seem, failure can still be a good thing. The following reasons will tell you how.
Lessons Learnt: Failing at anything in life provides you with valuable lessons about the situation. After proper analysis of the failed situation, you will have a deeper understanding of the circumstances relating to it. Lessons are learnt this way.
Provides You With Experience: Every failed attempt adds to your wealth of experience. Do not cry over failed attempts. You can actually use them to your advantage. With the experience you gather, every new attempt get you closer to the mark of success.
It highlights Your Weakness: Properly analyzed failed attempts exposes any possible weakness you might have concerning the situation. It could be fear, pessimism, laziness, inadequate preparation, inferiority complex, low self esteem etc. It does not matter what it might be. As they say, “knowledge is power”. By having this self knowledge, you are a step ahead. Use the knowledge of your weakness to your advantage by tackling it out rightly so that it does not occur again in the future.
Be Better Prepared: As you learn from every failed attempt, you get better prepared for the next situation you will find yourself in. You can only get better. It is only a matter of time before you achieve your set objective.
So now you see, it is not as scary as you thought after all. There is a lot you can learn and gain from failed attempts. As long as you stay focused on your goals, and make a conscious effort to learn from every failed attempt, you stand a huge chance of becoming the biggest success in your time.
All the best to you my friend, and do not forget to share your experience on this blog so that other people can learn too. You may also enquire about any subject that interests you and we will do our best to provide you with the answers.
Good luck on the next one!
Ndifreke Efiok Akpan.
About the Author: Ndifreke Efiok Akpan is an Accountant, Freelance Writer, Poet and Lyricist. He is also a Rotractor and deeply involved in service to humanity. He is available 24/7 if you ever need his services in any capacity. You can contact him by following his blog: http://www.kipwalkin.wordpress.com. He is always excited to be of service.