10 Things Successful People Do Whenever They Fail - SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE MAGAZINE


Monday, February 5, 2024

10 Things Successful People Do Whenever They Fail

10 Things Successful People Do Whenever They Fail

By Charles Segun Adegbite

Failure is what many people are afraid of. It scares the weak and discourage them from taking risks or trying new things.
Failure makes some people remain stagnant after failing or falling in life.

Successful people, however, know that success is a journey and not a destination. They know also that failures are part of the experiences they encounter on their way to success, which often make them become stronger and wiser each time they face the failure and overcome it.

Dr John Maxwell, in his book, Failing Forward, quotes H Stanley Judd thus: "...If you are not failing, you are not growing."
What thus successful people do whenever they fall, fail, make mistake(s), experience disappointment(s) or meet obstacle(s), so that they don't remain in that unpalatable situation?
Here are 10 among many things they do, whenever they experience failure.

#1 They don't blame others for their mistake(s).
    Instead of blaming others, they accept full responsibilities. That enables them to look inward and find out objectively where they err, correct their mistakes and get better. 

#2 They learn from the mistakes and ensure they don't repeat that mistake.
    They find out the mistake(s) they made that led to the failure or disappointment, learn from that mistake(s) so that they don't repeat them.

#3 They maintain their positive perception of failure.
   By seeing the failure as part of the process of success, and not a strange thing, they maintain a positive attitude and good mindset .

#4 They don't see themselves as failure.
    They do not see themselves as a failure no matter the level of the defeat or setback they experienced, because failure as an event that happened is different from failure as a permanent condition.
   Instead they realise that their methods or approach only didn't work, and they have to change them.

#5 They don't agree or believe that they will continue to fail.
   Instead of accepting defeat as their fate and giving up, as weak people do, they maintain positive attitude of being hopeful that they will still succeed and so, be more determined to succeed.

#6 They challenge outdated assumptions and beliefs, instead of accepting them blindly.
   Every negative assumptions and belief system like religious, family or societal beliefs that keep people in poverty or make them live average life, is questioned, challenged and discarded by successful people.
     They don't allow negative or limiting beliefs or wrong assumption hinder them from charting an uncharted course and exploring a new territory.

#7 They don't allow past mistakes or failure to discourage or prevent them from taking new risks or trying new things.
   They know that nothing ventured nothing gained in this life. And he that dares wins.     
   They therefore don't allow the fear of failure or mistakes they made in the past to discourage them from making new attempts or taking great but necessary risks.

#8 They don't quit because of failure.
  Successful people know winners don't quit, and quiters don't win, and can't win.
   So, they don't quit whenever they fail in a particular project, program, examination or venture.
Instead, they keep persevering, and trying until they achieve their goals.

#9 They remain teachable.
They learn from their mistakes. They take corrections from others who know more than them on that particular issue. They seek advice from expert and accept superior argument.
Above all, they keep learning new things, instead of being full of themselves and thinking they know it all.

#10 They find the way out of Failure Freeway
There is a road called Failure Freeway. It is the way most of the never-do-well love to travel every day. It's the way of wishful thinking. It's the way of living on assumptions. It is the way of cutting corners and dodging responsibilities. It's the way of doing things with ease and resisting pressure. It is the way of least resistance.
    Successful people don't follow that way. And if they have been on the freeway, they quickly get out of the way and follow the road less travelled, which leads to success.
     They don't keep doing things the same way they did that led to their failure. Instead, they change their thinking, change their tactics and methods of doing things.

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