Monday, 7 October 2013

Failure is bad, Myth Debunked

Failure is bad, Myth Debunked

If you’re like most people, you probably have a bad relationship with failure. You see it as an ending, as proof that your plan didn’t succeed or your ideas weren’t good enough. The truth is, failure happens to everyone. Only person who has never failed is someone who has never tried. Failure is part of life. It is something we all have to experience from time to time. The key, however, is how do you respond when you fail? How do you respond when life doesn’t go as you planned? The only thing that separates people from failure to success is there ability to learn from mistakes.
See Failure as a stepping stone towards success:

The best way to measure your progress at something is the number of setbacks and “failures” you’ve had. If you haven’t failed yet, chances are you aren’t trying very hard. If you look at all the great men and women throughout history, you’ll notice that they had one main thing in common. They failed, and they failed often. Think of Thomas Edison. How many times did he fail to find the right filament for his light bulb?   At one time, prior to the successful light bulb prototype, someone asked him how he could keep going after failing so many times; he replied, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Henry Ford, the great automaker, went bankrupt four times. Google tried to sell itself for one million dollars!
Clearly, failure represents opportunity and growth, not deficit and loss. Don’t treat failure as a special thing in life, failure is also part of the complete life experience system. Take failure as a normal process, learn from it and move on.

The Wrong Way To React To Failure

When it comes to failing, our egos are our own worst enemies. As soon as things start going wrong, our defense mechanisms kick in, tempting us to do what we can to save face. Rather we must confront the failures, accept it and think how we can do better next time.

Failure is Freedom:

Failure is a type of freedom. Why? Because the worst has happened. Now, you can relax and rebuild your life. You do not have to force yourself to fail, but failure in life is inevitable. There is no way to live life without failing from time to time.
As trial and error is the most effective approach for innovation? Same goes with us. We also innovate our self with failure and learning.

Challenges with Failure:

Success takes willpower, intelligence, determination, and grit. But more than anything else, it requires failure. Learning through failure is not fun.  Rather it is a process of hard work and determination. Success does not come easy. Everyone must face one hurdle after another. It’s the only way to reach success. The biggest challenge with the failure is that we never plan for it. If we talk about failure people will say why you are thinking negative, But we are not thinking negative rather we are asking you to plan about failures. If you plan your failure then you will be better equipped to handle them.

"The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.Plan B may not even be a plan at all! Plan B is the “I can do it attitude.” Plan B, is the transition from failure to success. Regardless of our best efforts, we are never 100% sure of success! There is always that lingering doubt in the back of our minds; in spite of this, our will must be stronger than failure and doubt inevitably loses.

“The desire to succeed, must be great than the fear of failure.”

It’s In Our Failures that We Learn Life’s Most Important Lessons.

What’s next?

Please share your story about failure and how did you react at the time of failure. Does this article help you to handle the failure in a better way next time. If so share the article to help me and help your friends.


  1. Great thoughts Nitin!!..I agree with every word..Failure teaches you more than your Successes..

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  3. Plan B may not even be a plan at all! Plan B is the “I can do it attitude.” ......That sums it up well. Wonderful thoughts!

  4. Dedication is one strong step as well