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3 Proven Ways for You to Deal with Failure

Learn to win by embracing your failures…

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You might have heard the term ‘failure’ from the people around you.

It’s attributed to defeat, losing, or similar meanings.

People think that if you fail, everything ends up. It’s a separate discussion. But what’s real is that people around you kind of want to ‘force’ that failure on you.

Let’s see how to deal with that situation:

Success is not the only option

The world doesn’t end with a defeat. There’s much more than that. There are other options too. Give yourself some space to explore other things as well.

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is a delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. ” — Denis Waitley

A single failure is not going to define your whole future. Instead, it’s your resilience, steadfastness, and energy that counts.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts!

Do things in your own way

Usually, we get fed with success stories of the most successful people. What we see from the life of successful people is the ‘peak’.

Do you know that some who are successful today were once struggling? They have been through hard times as well. Give yourself some time and embrace small failures.

“The most incredible beauty and the most satisfying way of life come from affirming your own uniqueness.” — Jane Fonda

Remember, you are unique. Master the art of celebrating your uniqueness and doing things in your own way.

Believe me, you’ll get there!

Learn to take baby steps

If you are afraid of big failures, try to break your goals into smaller ones. Make a plan to achieve them and then execute them.

Ascending towards your goals with a plan and baby steps helps you to review your strategy. It also lets you take calculated risks.

“Success is a staircase, not a doorway.” — Dottie Walters

You need to understand this. You cannot achieve something overnight. Instead, it requires a directed and step-by-step effort.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with your first small step. As long as you don’t stop, It does not matter how slowly you go.

Yes, slow and steady wins the race!



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Saeed Ahmad

Saeed Ahmad

I help developers to be better engineers! 💻 Software Engineer | 📈 Data Science | 💼 Entrepreneurship | 🧠 AI | 🖋️ Writer at DEV with 250K+ views.