5 Tips For Dealing With Failure

2. Learn from your mistakes

Everyone fails. We know this, and at some level, we even acknowledge that the most successful people have overcome great failures, yet when it comes to our own set of struggles, we can’t see past our own shame and fear to move on and do something great. The people who are able to build success on top of failures are the ones who were able to learn from their mistakes and move on. Take some time to let it hurt, but then focus on what went wrong. Don’t waste your failure; learn from it.

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. – Denis Waitley

3. Don’t obsess over it.

After gleaning all the wisdom you can from your past mistake – let it go. Dwelling over your failure will not change the outcome. In fact, it will only intensify the outcome. Spending a little time reeling from failure is ok, but letting it take root in your thoughts and actions will allow your past to control your future. This habit will lead to fear. There is nothing more crippling to moving forward than fear.

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. – Jack Canfield