In the previous article we looked at where we should direct our attention when we have failures. Today I want to go over a tool you can use to turn the failure against itself. So I want you to think of your failures as laboratory experiments. In a laboratory scientists get an idea that a certain reaction will give them the results they want. The go ahead and try it. Once they have, they analyze the result to try and learn something from it.
Don’t get too serious, just look at your result and work out systematically what you can do next to bring the result closer to the desired result. I know this is easier said than done, and you’d have to know what to do next to improve it. You might not always have the answers, but you can dig and look or even pay someone who does know.
In today’s world information is very accessible and there are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of people who have faced the same issues you have and can help to shed some light on possible solutions.
Even superheros started somewhere…
Enjoy the journey, it’s very unlikely for most endeavors to just be successful from the start. When you speak to those who have succeeded and even if you look back at your successes, you will see that you had to fail and learn. Everyone has to start somewhere.
To sum it all up, there is a fine balance to strike here. Don’t fixate your attention on your failures. Rather focus on the things you are doing right and the goal. Then, when you do look at the failure, approach it with a mindset of what you can learn from it and how you can use the information that this failure has presented to turn the failure into a victory.
Oh, and remember to have fun!