If you have ever failed at anything you will know how hard it is to get up again.
Don’t judge me by how many times I have failed. Judge me on how I have got back up again. – Rejoice Denhere
Bouncing back from failure is not always easy, or straightforward, but it can be done.
You turn failure into success by the simple act of getting up again. That’s how toddlers learn to walk. They get up, fall, and get up again until they can walk. They may be determined to master the art of walking but, when they fall, they don’t always get up on their own. Sometimes they need a helping hand, sometimes they need some encouragement. So do you.
It takes determination to get up again. Get up.
How to Get Up Again
Ask for help. Some situations require you to seek help from others. You may have failed to meet a crucial deadline because you had too much to do. Next time ask for extra help.
Learn from people who have been in a similar situation. Read books or talk to people. Find out how they got out of it.
Listen to your cheer leaders. They are the people who continue to believe in you, and have faith that you have what it takes to succeed. Listen to them instead of the critic in your head. Silence that one.
It takes courage to pick yourself up after you fall. Pick yourself up.
How to Pick Yourself Up
Think of and reflect on your past successes. It will remind you that you’re not a failure. You’ve failed at some things, but you’ve also been quite successful at others.
Look for clues, or patterns which helped you succeed and find a way to apply them to your current situation.
It takes courage to dust yourself and begin again. Begin again.
How to Begin Again
Think about how you could do things better, or differently.
If there is no longer an opportunity to do the same thing again, look for alternatives. When Tim Denning lost his job, he focused on writing. He is now one of the most successful writers on Medium.
There are women who would love to be mothers but can’t conceive. Some choose to adopt children, go the surrogacy route or foster children. It may not be the same as carrying their own baby, but they get the opportunity to be a parent.
It takes even more courage to face your fears, and keep moving. Keep moving.
How to Keep Moving
If you show up for life everyday, do your best, and don’t give up, you will eventually succeed.
Face your fears with courage and you may just find that there was nothing to fear after all.
The real heroes in life aren’t the ones you read about in the press. They’re not the ones you watch on television as they receive awards.
The real heroes are those who get up and keep going everyday, even when they don’t feel like it. The ones who show up for life, and give their best, despite the odds being against them. The ones who are not afraid to fail, but fight back, even when life pushes them to the ground.
Turning failure into success is refusing to stay down. You’re the hero of your story, the courageous one, so:
- Celebrate your wins, however small. Be proud of your achievements. When life tries to beat you, look it in the eye and say, “Try me!”
- Challenge yourself to be more, to do more, to be better than the person you were yesterday. If you don’t challenge yourself, life will challenge you. If you don’t take yourself seriously, life will mock you.
- Keep going, keep fighting. Let those who dare to judge you admire how you always get back up again when you fall.