How to Overcome Failure and Stay Motivated

Most highly successful people achieved their greatest success one step beyond what looked like their greatest failure. As for majority of the general public, we usually only learn about these individuals and their companies once they have made it big and hence the saying "overnight success" is made. We admire their success yet rarely witness the immense struggle they went through to get there. By not being exposed to their failures, we are unfortunately only left to compare ourselves to their achievements. This in turn can make it hard for us to validate the mistakes we make and problems we experience. We often second guess ourselves and question our abilities; not realising that adversity is required in order to succeed, it's all part of the growth.

This way of thinking has made the world afraid of failure. Even from a young age we have been taught that being wrong and making mistakes are bad. Our mind itself uses painful memories of the past to provoke negative emotions like fear and anxiety to stop us from making those same errors today. When actually you didn’t know that the time you learn the most is when you try and fail and should be encouraged if anything but with some context around strategy and preparation. If you can learn the mistakes you made then maybe next time you can overcome failure and reach success easier or faster as reflecting on the past allows for this. We fail forward by learning from our setbacks and making the necessary adjustments until we succeed. Every change we make, every person we meet, and every bit of information we absorb is coming together so we can create a different outcome. Never ever let failures even scratch your confidence level. If you fail it doesn’t mean you can never do it. Keep going at it and believe in yourself and that’s very important in overcoming failure. Don’t wander in the past but rather concentrate on what you’re doing “now.” By staying in the present you allow yourself to grow from your failure and overcome it rather than drowning in your own pain.

By being motivated and carrying yourself daily as a motivated person, you will do this on auto polite overtime. Such people taste the real sweetness of success once the work and energy has been put into getting their the right way. The recipe of successful people contains the magic ingredient of motivation which makes all the difference. Usually, taking the first step towards doing something big happens to be a great challenge, but when you are motivated, it is not a hurdle at all. Once you start off, things go on getting easier as you get more used to them. A part of the motivation to start the process is necessary but the constant continuation of these tasks or action allows the habits to be formed and developed overtime for faster success.

Please refer to the habits for success blog, I written for a more detailed insight to the part 2 to becoming successful after you master the motivation skill set.

Written by

Kane Hansen.