Whenever you start a new venture, you always get embroiled with several What Ifs. These, what ifs, are the things you could have done differently, or the choices that you could’ve made differently.

However, when your venture does not work out, you try to repent on all the wrong decision, which, at the time of making, certainly looked right.

It is important to learn from failures, as the world is all about trial and error. If you do not have failures, then you are actually not trying hard enough! And, a failure means at least you have tried. But, it is equally important to overcome these failures.

So, let us take a look at some of the ways by which we can understand and learn from our previous failures in life.

Differentiate between mistakes and failures

A mistake is the mother of all failures. Failures can occur because of various reasons and external forces, but mistakes are self-inflicted by us. This is why one has to stop making mistakes.

If you fail, that means you have tried. And, that trying is what matters. If you try hard enough, you might succeed. But, rectifying mistakes mean amending the way to approach your work or it can also mean extra homework. For example, if you fail in an exam that means you at least did try to pass it. But, if you do not sit for the exam, then you probably made a mistake.

Stop making same mistakes

If you know why you are failing, then you must change the way you are tackling the issue. It can also mean that the answer lies within your own work. You must make sure that you mustn’t make the same mistake again. A mistake can generate more failures even if theoretically you may be right.

Go the extra mile

If you are getting the failure boot on a regular basis, then you have to change the way you perceive the situation. You may have to start taking more risks, give extra hours, keep a margin for error and do what is best for your venture.

Learning and adapting from your mistake, and radically working hard to rectify it, is one of the best tips that you can ever get.

Some resilience

There always a 50-50 chance of failure or success in every venture. And, you must accept defeat gracefully. Showing resilience is one way to tackle any failure. So what if you have failed; just put your head down again and get back to your work.

Accept you have failed, or at least you are on the verge of it

Many just ignore the fact that they are not getting the thing rightly or correctly done. In my opinion, accepting a fault is taking the first step towards repairing the issue on hand. If you are stubborn to sail a sunken ship, rather than taking out the water from it; then chances are you might fall deep into the waters.

Take feedback

You can fail, but keep your ears open while failing. This way you will be able to soak in all the advice, recommendations and help that many may garner on you and use it to your advantage.

Varun Choudhary

Varun Choudhary

Diligent Listener | Conceptual Writer | Hard Core Performer And i make things :)