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How to Overcome Life Failures in 7 Ways

Updated on November 13, 2020
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Nitin is a certified life coach, executive coach, writer, husband, and father. His passion is to help people become their best version.

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There is one thing that we don’t want to experience and that is a failure.

Even though we dread failure so much, it is inevitable that every once in a while we are going to fail.

Having said that, I want to share with you today seven steps you need to take to face failures in a positive way.

This will help you to move forward with confidence and self-respect.

You will no longer be afraid of failures.

1. Come To Terms With The Situation

The first thing that will help you to cope with failure is to accept that you have experienced a setback, a failure.

It does not help to be in denial mode. One has to accept the reality that we have failed.

When we do this, then it becomes easier to get up and move forward without carrying any baggage in our minds.

We may have never expected to fail, but the reality is that we have failed.

So just accept it in your mind.

This will bring closure to the matter.

2. Look At Failures As Setbacks

Here is another thing that will help you to overcome failures. You need to stop looking at failures as failures and start looking at them as setbacks.

When we change our way of looking at failures, then it becomes easier to face it and to overcome it.

And the fact of the matter is that failures are setbacks. Someone has said that failure is an event.

You have not failed as a person. You have experienced a setback which is a normal part of life and you should see it like that.

We don’t need to take failures personally.

Setbacks can become stepping-stones to success. It was something that did not work out.

3. Only People Who Are Working Will Fail

You need to realize that only people who are working will fail.

If there is someone who is not doing anything, then he or she will never experience failure.

So it’s an encouragement to those who experience failures. They were trying to do something which unfortunately did not work out.

But that means that you were working hard and attempting to do something and not sitting idle.

You must remind yourself why you experienced failure. It was only because you were trying to do something.


4. Failures Are Just Stepping-stones To Success

We need to see failures as stepping-stones to success.

Many scientists, entrepreneurs, and businessmen had to face tremendous setbacks in their journey. But they never gave up.

One famous scientist, Thomas Alva Edison, conducted hundreds of experiments before he succeeded. He invented the light bulb after many failed experiments. This has been such a blessing to the whole world.

What would have happened if he would have given up on the project?

We would have been sitting in the dark without lights.

So visualize failures as a staircase to success.

5. Talk It Over With Your Close Friends Or Family

One way to get rid of the feeling of failure is to share it with close friends and family.
Speak out your feelings and bring them out in the open. This will solve about 90% of the problem.

You need to bring it out in the open and most of the time you will realize that you are not alone in this thing.

You will know that everyone has experienced failures in their lives. You are in good company.

I don’t think there is anyone in the world who has never experienced failures.

So don’t let your failures define you but let them become something that you use to build up your life and succeed.

When people throw bricks at you, pick them up and construct something beautiful with it.

What a positive approach!

6. Learn From Someone Who Has Faced Similar Situations

Whenever you face setbacks, it would be a wise thing to go to an experienced person. Someone who has experienced something similar and listen to them.

Learn from their experience and come out with a strategy to overcome the failures. You must keep moving forward.

We don't need to reinvent the wheel but learn from the experiences of others.

Learning from someone who has been there is a wise thing to do.


7. Learn From Your Mistakes And Be Wise Next Time

It’s ok to commit mistakes, but we need to learn from them and not repeat them again.

The famous saying goes, those who don’t learn from history repeat it again.

So look at your failures and analyze them with a rational mind.

Understand what went wrong and don’t commit the same mistakes again the next time.

Don’t rehash the failures again and again. Just move on.

You need to bring the matter to closure once and for all.

There is no need to repeat the failures in your mind again and again.

Settle the matter once and for all that it is over and done.

Make new plans about how to achieve your goals.

Now the failures are a thing of the past.

Start making new plans and new strategies to move forward towards your destination.

Don’t let setbacks make you depressed.

Just forget them and look forward to a new beginning and a new future.


Failure is not a person. It’s an experience.

The last thought I want to leave with you in dealing with failures is this. Always remember that failure is an experience and not a person.

You are not a failure as a person.

You have experienced failure which is a very common thing in human life.

So take it as another experience of life.

Don’t take it too seriously, deal with it in a positive way and move on with your life.

I can assure you, if you deal with failures in the ways that I have shared with you, you are well on your way to success.

You will never be discouraged or depressed by failures anymore in your life.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Nitin Khaire


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