A lack of persistence is a great obstacle to success. There are so many incredibly talented and gifted people who fail time and time again because they rely upon too much on their talents. They are not willing to persist until they’ve completely mastered what they’re doing instead, they quit when the going gets tough.
Failure, as much as it hurts, is an important part of life. In fact, failure is necessary. I have failed more time than I’d like to admit. And I’m not talking about small failures; I’m talking about the kind of failures that rock your world, completely altering the landscape of your relationships, finances and mental wellbeing. And, if you’re anything like me, then you’ve also most likely failed more times over. I can’t say that I particularly enjoy failing but failure through its life-altering lessons, make us into better persons.
In fact, failure is life’s great teacher; It’s nature’s chisel that chips away at all the excess, stripping down egos as it molds and shapes us through divine intentions.
Without failure, we’d be less capable of compassion, empathy, kindness and great achievement; we would be less likely to reach for the moon and the stars.
”It’s Through Failure That We Learn The Greatest Lessons That Life Could Teach Us.”
” I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my Career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I ‘ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”- Micheal Jorden
”Why It’s Necessary To Fail”
In life, it’s necessary to fail. Failure is a steppingstone. In fact, there is the powerful life lesson that failure helps to teach and instill in us. If you’ve recently failed at something in a major way, and you’ve recently failed at something in a major way, and you’re going through a difficult time right now, keep these important lessons in mind.
The first important lesson gained from failure is an experience. What happens when we fail? When we go through something and can walk away with firsthand experience, it helps us to develop a deeper understanding of life.
The Experience of falling at something is truly invaluable. It completely alters our frame of- mind through the induction of pain. It makes us reflect on the real nature of things and their importance in our lives, transforming and improving our future selves.
Failure brings with it important firsthand knowledge. That knowledge can be harnessed in the future to overcome that very failure that inflicted so much pain in the first place. Nothing can replace the knowledge from failure.
When Thomas Edison Famously failed nearly 10,000 times to create a commercially visible electric lightbulb, with each failure, he gained the knowledge of just one more avenue that didn’t work. It was the accumulated knowledge developed from nearly 10,000 failed attempts that ultimately led to his success.
Failing in life helps to build resilience. The more we fall, the more resilient we become. In order to achieve great success, we must know resilience because, if we think that we’re going to succeed on the first try or even the first few tries, then we’re sure to set ourselves up for a far more painful failure. The characteristic of resilience can help us in so many ways in life. Resilience helps to breed success by setting the game up to win. Gone are the lofty expectations that things will happen overnight and it comes to the expectations that true success will take an enormous amount of work and effort.
When we fail, we grow and mature as human beings. We reach deeper meanings and understanding about our lives and why we’re doing the things that we’re doing. This helps us to reflect and take things into perspective, developing meaning from painful situations.
Life is designed for us to grow and improve. From the very genetic fibers that make us into who we are as individual persons, into the fabric of society on a global scale, growth is a fundamental part of us. Without growth, we couldn’t improve life on every front.
One of the biggest lessons that we can learn from life’s failures is the necessity to create and spread an exceedingly high amount of value. In fact, the value lies at the heart of success and a lack of value is a fundamental pillar to failure. In thinking about your past failures, think about how much value you brought to the table. Could you have offered more value? Would that have prevented failure? When you learn to create immense value and do so consistently, you will eventually succeed.