Recover from any “failure” with these 8 tips for focusing on improvement

Recover from any “failure” with these 8 tips for focusing on improvement

Life; we all fail at it some times.

Happiness; we definitely all fail at it some times.

But a crucial part of real happiness and life success is LEARNING from failures; using them to improve and become better.

And if this sounds of interest to you then here’s how you can improve and enjoy more happiness in your life…

via Entrepreneur by Sherrie Campbell

Failures are inevitable, but overcoming them is 100 percent possible.

None of us will get through life without experiencing many failures, so we may as well find the path through. Failures are not endings. Failures are tests of our character. They hurt, for certain, but they force us to grow in the places we need increased knowledge, training and expertise.

As we are led to these places, we must take advantage and make it our goal to come out better, wiser, stronger and more prepared. We must hold the mindset that we are never at the “enough” place where no improvements need to be made, or that if something goes wrong that it is not on our shoulders. To sustain success, we must always be focused on improvement.

1. Grieve

Without a doubt, failure of any sort brings on feelings of loss, shame, embarrassment, and deep levels of disappointment. When the picture we had in our mind didn’t turn out as expected, it can feel devastating. Rejection is rejection, and it doesn’t feel good for anyone. We must humble ourselves to feel the sadness and experience the disappointment. Feelings of defeat make us look at ourselves and our decisions with deeper levels of introspection; and herein lies the gift. Grief brings us to a clear perception of what parts of the failure we need to own and have the opportunity to change, and what parts of the failure we had no influence or control over and need to let go. It is our job to fix our part, learn and move on.

Related: No Matter What They Say, Failure Sucks

2. Reorganize

Confusion always follows failure. To pull ourselves up, we must gather our pieces and begin the process of reorganizing. We need to question and analyze what went wrong, identify the holes, and start establishing and redefining what needs to change and improve.

We may find we need to clean house and get rid of some long-standing, but now ineffective procedures, devices, technologies, systems, policies or even team members who stifle success. Reorganizing could also mean taking a good hard look at ourselves, our ethics, leadership, and refining those elements internally to avoid making similar mistakes in the future…

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