"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again,
- Henry Ford
Is failure fatal?
No, it isn't.
Is failure ever a benefit to a person?
Yes, it is, because every failure or adversity brings with it a seed of an equivalent advantage or opportunity.
Failure is never permanent.
Unless you quit because of the adversity. Only the person him/herself will make a failure permanent. Failure is only temporary. Failure will also give way to brand new opportunities, not yet seen, if a person continues to fight.
Success is usually just a short step beyond where someone quits.
Failure is a state of mind and a person can control their own mind unless they neglect to use this power.
Sometimes failure serves as a blessing in disguise. It will bring your mind to brand new start. Just remember that rejection is often protection and re-direction.
"Failure is not fatal,
but failure to change might be."
- John Wooden
Unfortunately too many people will quit when they encounter the first sign of failure.
Usually failure will bring you to a stop.
It's the dead end to the path that you have been following and it will force you to re-direct where they are going.
It forces you to leave the old path and pick up another fresh new path.
Failure will also prove to you how much willpower you have. It will also force you to discover traits about yourself that you would never have discovered about yourself, unless you were being faced with adversity or failure.
Failure might lead a lot of people to go on a journey inwards, and that will bring a greater understanding about him/herself and his/her habits and they will also be faced with forming some brand new habits.
It will break the pattern of being mostly on auto-pilot for most of our days and our lives.
Failure will break up old automatic patterns and habits, to make room from brand new more empowering habits and brand new opportunities.
It's up to you to look at failure or adversity as a learning experience and then redirect your own patterns of thought and habits.
Also expect something great to show up on your brand new path.
It's called opportunities. You might not see them right away. But they will arrive.
If I look back on my own life I can say this is very true. In 2012 the life that I knew came to a dead end. Old thought patterns and habits had to go. Basically my whole life had to go to make room for something brand new. At the time when everything fell apart I could not see any opportunities, but after doing a lot of work on myself and what I wanted my life to look like I saw a brand new opportunity that took me in a completely new direction. I had to discover things and traits about me that I didn't know. Some were good and some were not so good. It wasn't easy at the time, but well worth the effort.
My coaching business was born at this time. And I am so grateful for the protection and re-direction that I got in 2012.
If you want to find out more about my complete smackdown in 2012, you can get my book
Bounce Don't Break - how to successfully get back on track after life knocks you down.
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"Failure is success if we learn from it."
- Malcolm S. Forbes