Best ways to cope up with failures

Failure is a thing that everyone experiences in life and we have to cope up with it in a positive way. There is no need of getting discouraged from the failures and one has to again prepare oneself with full zeal and determination for the next endeavour.This article is about coping with failures in best of ways.

Failures are inevitable things in our life. Some people are discouraged with failure and stop doing their efforts. In this article we will try to understand what failure is and how to cope up with this.

Understanding failures

Failures are unavoidable events in our life. Everyone has it at some time or other. When we do efforts to achieve something we may get success in our endeavour or we may not get the anticipated success. Sometimes we fail in our efforts we do not analyse the reasons behind it and rather start blaming and accusing various entities some of which are at all not connected with our failures. This attitude is responsible sometimes for failing in subsequent attempts as the real reasons of failure were not analyzed. In fact failure does not affect a person as much as the harm done by the negative feeling generated by the failure. This negative feeling blocks the path of further attempts.

In fact failure is only one particular event in our life like any other event and it is not the end of life. Once we understand this philosophy we can face the failures in a normal and calm way. Understanding failures in true spirit of life is very essential for remedial course of action.

Fear of society

Most of the time we are not afraid of our failures as much as we are afraid of the society, our friends and our family. We are always worried about the comments of our friends and society on our failures.This fear of society engulfs the individual so much that his confidence is shattered and he is not in a position to stand up and again start his struggle.

Is it a myth that successful people never failed

Most of the people believe that successful people never failed and always remained successful in each and every attempt in there lives.

It is not like that. If we read the life and history of successful people we will find that most of them or rather say all of them had many many failures in their lives. They took the failures in their stride and learned from their mistakes and analyzed the reasons and did new efforts in various fields and finally defeated the failures and became famous in their respective areas. There are many such examples in history and even in our own surroundings.

How to cope up with failures

Failures are to be handled in the same way as we handle other events in the life. Pursuing our goals repeatedly with determination and strength is the prerequisite for coping up with the failures. The example of spider building his web will be apt in this context. The spider during building of the web falls down many many times only to go up and complete its job.

Failures should not be seen as causative to discouragement rather to be accepted as the beginning point of next attempt. After each failure we have to introspect and analyse the reasons of our failure. If we are not able to find reasons we have to approach our teachers or mentors and experts and take there opinion.

Coping up with failures in a patient and logical ways is the only path to success.

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Author: Gaurav Singh21 Aug 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 6

A very good piece of information in the form of article. Some more methods to cope up with failures could be added.
First I would like to comment on the fact that successful people also fail. We all know the great inventor Edison. He failed almost 1000 times when he was trying to invent light bulb. But he never gave up. In an interview, he was asked whether he had ever felt like quitting when he failed so many times in his attempt. His reply is an epic. He replied that he never failed any single time. He said, 'When you think I failed, I think I succeeded, I learned that those 1000 methods cannot be used to make a bulb'. So, we should learn from our failures as the author has suggested above.

Now, coming on to the second point, to cope up with failures you can read motivational and inspirational stories and books. Reading biography of great personalities can also help in coming out of depression caused by failures. In this technology rich world, one can take help of YouTube where tons of motivational speeches and videos are available which are very effective to cope up with failures. Those videos and speech will fill you with new energy and enthusiasm to strike back with more power.

Author: Nomita Mitra22 Aug 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

Success and failure are the two sides of a coin. If we try to do something new, we will face either of the two.
It is well said that 'Failures are the pillars of Success.' How should one fail if he doesn't try to do anything new? So failures can be attributed as a quality of the doer who never gives up.
If someone is really serious to do something new, he should never be ashamed of failure but try harder to achieve success. In order to turn failure to success, one should keep in mind the following:

Don't get disappointed. Stay cool under all circumstances.
Analyse the reason for failure and try to amend it in the next attempt.
Take help from those who have gone through similar experience in life.
Be confident that once succeeded, it would wipe out all failures.

Author: K Mohan19 Apr 2018 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

The best way to cope up with failures is to understand the situation which led to failure and self-probing is always good, instead of others pointing out the mistake and the corrections suggested thereof. Normally mistakes happen from our side and also from the other side. If the mistake was from our side which led to the failure, then we must correct ourselves and see that next time we win the situation with ease. But when the mistake is from the other side, surely we must wait for the justice to be done. If the justice is not coming we should raise the voice in public platform and see the redress addressed.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha19 Apr 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 5

The writer has given apt examples of how failures can be handled effectively. No doubt, the reason of the failure has to be analyzed rationally so that in the event of the attempt to be made next time, the lapses made earlier should be reviewed seriously so that there is no recurrence of such a mistake. The foremost thing is to dispel fears of the comments with which we may come across with our acquaintances. Such set up of mind without having any complex would direct us towards the fulfillment of the task to be attained. A prior homework in this regard would enable the performer to maintain tranquility even in the odd hours. Earlier failures should not impede the constructive goals taken in different stages of life. Earlier failures should be our eyeopener but should not be construed as a repeated failure of our mission. We must take encouragement from the lives of great heroes and hence the reading of the biography of such heroes would certainly boost our positive sentiment to carry out our mission with a renewed effort.

Author: Reena Upadhya21 Apr 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 10

Failure is a deciding spot. Either we can continue our journey from there forward or else can get disheartened and take a step back. It is okay to feel what we are feeling. Holding our emotions are not going to help us in any way. Let all those emotions out and accept the defeat. This is the first step that will help in dealing with failure. Each of us needs time to process our feelings and we must do that. Otherwise, it will lead us to some serious physical and mental illnesses.

Once failure is accepted, next thing we need to do is to think our way through defeat. Discard all the negative thoughts and negative approach and instead of saying "I failed at such and such task", reframe the sentence into "I wasn't successful at it". Try to remain cheerful and positive the whole time. This will create a positive aura around us and when we have so much of goodness in us, within no time we will reach where we want to reach and these little defeats do not count and cannot stop us.

Determine the cause of failure. It can be anything from unrealistic goals to throwing goals offroad. It is important that we should set the goals as it will give us an idea of where we want to reach. However, set goals should be realistic. Only then it will make a sense. Otherwise, every time we try, we will end up failing. Plan this time with a different approach. Before trying it out in the real world, approach it mentally. If mind and heart say that it can work then go for it. When the new expedition starts, it is okay to become a little innovative and not entirely stick to the original plan. We learn as we progress further and failures are the stepping stones in our learning process as they teach us and prepare us to achieve a higher level of resiliency.

Author: Swati Sarnobat11 Jul 2018 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

This article explains briefly about coping up with failures.

Whenever any person encounters with any failures, he or she should accept the failure as a challenge. Instead of being depressed, the person should apply their energy and begin working rigorously. Only if a person remains cool, he can analyze the causes of failure and undertake the necessary steps to overcome failure.

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