Getting Over Failure

No one likes to fail. Sadly, it’s a part of life. Strangely enough however, it’s not the failing that causes the problems, it’s our attitude towards it.

Your Inner Imps Fear and Doubt will stop you doing things for fear of failure: they don’t want you to have to go through all the unpleasantness that comes with making a cock-up.

What they don’t take into consideration however, is that unless you try you’ll never achieve anything.

Rather than avoiding making changes and developing tactics to dodge failure by never doing anything, learn to accept it graciously when things go wrong. The secret to doing this is to remember that failure is just an event: it’s life’s way of saying “Shoot Again”. You personally are not a failure, the thing you attempted to achieve may have gone skew-whiff or completely bombed but that doesn’t make you as an individual a failure.

Detached yourself from these individual events. Just because it didn’t happen once, doesn’t mean it won’t happen when you try again. You just need to pick yourself up, brush yourself off and shoot again. Maybe a little harder, maybe a little smarter, maybe with nothing more than a little more luck next time, whatever it’s a little bit more of, the important thing is to believe in yourself and you will eventually achieve your goal.

The thing you attempted failed, not you; you are only the failure if you don’t bother to try again.


Gather up your courage and make the effort to try again with something you’ve failed at recently.

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