It is best we debunk some misconceptions about failure before we proceed. You don’t want to hate on someone for the wrong reason, if you would fight someone at least know a thing or two about them, it will do you a lot of good. Okay misconceptions about failures
- Failure is not an event: on my!!! I thought failure was like your wedding party, it happens to you just once, logically, and that’s it, you don’t have to get married again. It comes and puff, it’s gone for good. Now you can live your life in peace, failure be looking at you like *** failure is not a come and go event, it’s a journey my dear, I think that’s why the Bible said fall 7 times rise up 8. Because you technically don’t finish failing, just as you don’t finish succeeding. There’s no official height you attain and say to your soul I don’t need anything again, like that fool in the bible, just before his soul was requested of Him. So, for every new level, you can be expecting a new devil (you like the rhyme right? I’m getting good at this thing), my dear, you can be expecting new challenges at every point in life, so brace yourself up; it’s gone be a long ride. But with the tips I would be sharing as you read on, you will be more than prepaid for it when it shows up. So focus.
- Failure is not avoidable: I’m sure that didn’t sound right to some people, it sounded scary to me when I first thought of it, till I began to understand it and experience it. As long as you are breathing, you’ll experience some form of disappointment, rejection etc oh, please stop thinking about that perfect person, forget what you read on twitter, see on instagram, forget snaps nobody has It ALL figured out, nobody, not even *insert that person you are thinking of* has it all figured out. You can’t avoid failure, you can simply overcome them. Fall, but (remember what we said about “but” in the earlier lines) make sure you rise again and again, till you achieve what you want, except you don’t know what you want. I would teach on that later, if I were you I would subscribe so I can get all this cool stuffs.
- People think failure can be reversed: like CTRL Z, or hey press the reset button, like restarting a match on FIFA when you are losing and probably reducing the difficulty level to enable you win, honestly I wish life was like that. When you experience failure, just look up there’s a bigger picture, you may spill your milk, but as far as your cow is still intact, you’ll be fine( and if it’s your cow that died, let’s thank God for life). Failure is not final it’s a stepping stone; you don’t want me to start naming those that rose from massive failures to massive success.
If you need a quote on failure, here’s one from Herbert Brocknow “ he who never makes a mistakes, takes his orders from one who does”
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Author: Victor Adeyemo
Victor Adeyemo is a Leadership and high performance coach, an Event decorator and MC. He is the team leader of Leaders Digest