Why You Should Consider Failure a Formula for Success?
When something goes terribly wrong, what's the first thing you think about?
Do you blame yourself. Or do you comfor yourself that you are becoming more capable and experienced wih each obstacle you encounter?
I's not the successes that make you a stronger, more successful person. The truth is failures are what make you more tenacious and skillful.
Each failure you have is really a success. You are probably reading this in disbelief. Why, you ask? Because it gives you the chance to progress, comprehend and do it over again. In other words, failures provide you more encouragment and determination to succeed.
Let's take a look at a couple of the world's greatest product failures that lead to the some of the most universal inventions of our time. • Formula 409 got its name. Because the first 408 formulations didn't work. In fact, lots of very successful products were the result of previous failures. • Angry Birds became an overnight success...after 51 failures. Thats right, Rovio produced 51 other games before hitting it big with Angry Birds. Can you name any of the 51 games Rovio produced before Angry Birds? I doubt it. No one remembers failures. And that is a good thing. It means your reputation is not irreparably harmed by failures.
Read this article about famous product failures that became brilliant and overnight sucesses: How Early Product Failures Led to Huge Successes
Don't misunderstand me. These examples don't necessarily mean that each failure you endure will result in an instant success. But rather it's a learning experience or stepping-stone to your path to success.
You Need to Appreciate the Lessons Failure Provide
Thomas Edison had an extremely positive attitude about regarding failures and setbacks. When he was questioned as to why so many of his exeriments were failures, he responded by saying that he never had a failure in any of his experiments, rather, each experiment helped him discover another way that something would not work. In reality, sometimes the only way to know whether you've succeeded is to fail. Learning How to Handle Setbacks
Dealing with the blow of failure can be difficult for adults as well as for children. But everyone endures a failure at some point in their lives and teaching our children how to react to failures and obstacle is crucial to their well-being and development.
Having a hysterical outburst at any age is not appealing. So envision an adult who should know better. Can you imagine a young adult, either a teen or college student, enduring their first failure in the workplace? 1. Learning Success is an amazing feeling, but failing enlightens you and is a learning experience. Why are failures a more meaningful learning experience than successes. Because when you get something wrong and you immediately determine the fundamental reason why it was failure.
2. Encouragement As a child what did you do when you failed at something? You tried over and over again. Each time you probabily said to yourself. I am going to get it right this time! What better incentive do you need?
3. Modesty Can you envision what life would be like if no one ever failed and we all believed we were flawless or supreme beings. No one is perfect or infallible and failure reminds you about that reality.
Remember the inspiring and wise words of Winston Churchill who said, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."