How to Overcome Failure

Going through failure is tough. When failure occurs, it keeps you up at night and drains all your mental, emotional and spiritual energy. It’s tough battling through that. It truly is. But there are ways to overcome any adversity in life.

Failure will most certainly make you stronger. All you need to do is walk through the pain. Embrace it. Feel it. Don’t run from it and cower. Don’t avoid it or use substances to escape. That won’t help you overcome the adversity.

Failure should be the teacher, not the undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. To learn from failure and improve future performance, you need to effectively identify and analyze the failure. You identify the possible root causes of your failure and why you could not performed as expected. It will help you improve future performance and solve problems, take remedial action and prevent recurrence.

Everyone has setbacks and failures at some point or another —and that’s OK. The mark of a successful person lies in their response to negative situations. They find strength in their scars. You need to deal with falling short from time to time, and learn to move on. Here’s how you can.

Acknowledge it

Failure hurts, but that is expected. You take your time to process your thoughts and emotions—you are allowed to be upset. It is better to deal with failure head-on then to distract yourself from it. After you have taken some time, reflect on what happened. Take responsibility for your actions, but also realize that setbacks in life can be out of your control.

Let it out

It is the time when it can be very helpful to use your support systems to vent or write down your thoughts. Talk to your family and friends and get some perspective. Writing down help release those cooped up worries from your mind and empties your brain making you feel better and less tense. If you have failed or done poorly in your exam, write down where you fell short. Talking to your mentor also can be a great help.

Be realistic

There is a saying, “It took me 10 years to become an overnight success.” Successful people take years and years. True hustlers grind through it. Many times, when students experience failure, it can put a negative impact on their self-confidence and reduce their academic self-efficacy. This can cause anxiety, stress and a feeling that I can’t do it. To overcome this feeling, ask yourself why did you fail? After gathering the facts, step back and ask yourself, what did I learn from this? Try to think the reasons why you can do it. Write your goals to plan for how you are going to succeed, practice positive self talk to boost your confidence, and practice deep breathing to stay calm and focused.

Prepare for exam the right way

You have to separate your feelings from this game. The competition is fierce, huge, and real tough, and everyone is constantly evolving to ensure that they can remain competitive. You must get back on the horse and do it again. You need to find new ways. You are passionate, you are driven and applying those qualities to the right way to study you will be successful.

Perhaps, you following rote learning and learn facts without developing a deep understanding of them. This limits your ability to solve problems in different formats. You must first work on understanding and clarity of the subject fundamentals and getting good command over the concepts of the respective subjects. This will make you able to apply the concepts at the time of entrance examinations. Also, students need to maintain a healthy study timetable that provides enough room for self-study and revision.

Accept failure, students. Failure is awesome. Failing fast gets you that much closer to success.  I hope this will help you and you win big. See you at the TOP.

All the best!

Team Resonance


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