This Is Why Failure Is Not an Option, But A Prerequisite For Success!
Why are people so scared of failure? Where in our personal history did we first subscribe to the notion that failing is bad?
You might be inclined to cite the obvious — it prevents me from getting what I want. It makes me feel unworthy or hopeless. It moves me further away from what I really want.
The underlying aspect behind failure is the meaning you assign to what it represents. Yet that’s what it took to invent the electric light bulb. Edison’s quote, which has become testament for the power of persistence signifies the truth of his reality, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Thomas Edison reframed failure to mean something greater. His declaration that it took 10,000 attempts to create something which previously did not exist highlights the growing need to develop persistence, rather than concede to failure.
What if to create a vision of something greater required continual failure to get it right? Would you still proceed despite this? Tony Robbins suggests failure is an undesired outcome. I find this an ingenious approach, since at times we want to control things that are beyond the scope of our control.
He furthermore reminds us that failure is a teaching tool and may often delay your progress leading to something greater, “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”
If you hold a big dream or ambition for your future, failure is inevitable. I am yet to stumble across historical literature connecting those who succeeded with an invention, goal or dream in their first attempt.
Leonardo da Vinci was one such exemption since he created many inventions in his mind. He used the power of imagination and creativity to bring to life numerous inventions in what he called thought experiments.
He reasoned that once it is created at the level of the mind, bringing it to life becomes second nature. Whilst there have been few geniuses to rival Leonardo da Vinci , his biographer noted the countless hours he spent tirelessly fine tuning his inventions to bring them to life.
“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.
Our human nature lends itself to failure. There are numerous unknown variables beyond our control which hinder progress. Although the greatest men in history have been able to master their thoughts, few of us have the ability to harness the power of our mind like a laser beam.
Our thoughts ultimately influence our success in life. When we co-create with universal forces, it takes the burden off needing to be exact, perfect and hard on ourselves. The concept of failure is diminished since there is no timing or deadline to get it right the first time.
Consider reframing the notion of failure by not connecting it to lack of self-worth. Whatever endeavour you face, view it from a higher perspective. By that I mean; if you were the universe looking down on yourself, what advice or counsel would you give?
Personally, when I adopt this way of thinking, I reassure myself with the silent mantra — You’re right on track, go easy on yourself. When we remove guilt or pressure from ourselves, we give permission for our unique talents, skills and geniuses to be revealed.
This energy is a consciousness which knows all. So it makes sense to align yourself with this energy using your unconscious mind to help you steer a path toward the answer.
How can you achieve this state of expansive awareness in the context of overcoming what is holding you back?
I suggest relating it to the areas of your life that matters most by refining any aspect which does not serve you. Some years ago.
When we expanded big time into real estate between 2010 to 2016 in Delhi NCR market, but due to Demonitization and other regional issues, the Mo whole business crashed in 2017-2018 and then I got the real sense of life. But I strongly decided to face the world and live a positive life for the people who matter to me. Initially I was ashamed of the huge failure my company faced and used to avoid public movement for few month, but then everything started falling in place after I decided to beat the fear.
Baluchi, Pak TedEx Speaker Says, “every time I face the public I used to meet with smile some people do ask me what is a secret about this is smile, I always said one thing, that I have stopped worrying about the things I have lost & the people I have lost, things and people who meant to be with me are still with me, sometimes somesones absence makes you a better person, cherish that absence, it’s always a blessing in disguise,
“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.”