Failure: A Successful Perspective On How To Deal With It


It is simply a truth, everyone is going to fail. What’s not true is that everyone will learn from their failures.

Recently I asked a crowd at the end of one of my talks to anonymously describe their greatest fear. I was surprised to see that overwhelmingly many answers were the same; fear of failure.  The next time I spoke on the subject I told that crowd that one of the ways I deal with failure is perspective, I don’t believe I have failures, just experiments that didn’t work.  The truth is that failure to reach a goal or accomplish a task can be devastating if we allow them to be. So here is a little perspective on how do deal with failure:


The Truth About Failure:

It does not mean I’m, a failure; It does mean I have not yet succeeded.

It does not mean I have accomplished nothing; It does mean I have learned something.

It does not mean I have been a fool; It does mean I had enough faith to experiment.

It does not mean I’ve been disgraced; It does mean I dared to try.

It does not mean I don’t have it; It does mean I have to do something in a different way.

It does not mean I am inferior; It does mean I am not perfect.

It does not mean I should give up; It does mean I must try harder.

It does not mean I’ve wasted my life; It does mean I have an excuse to start over again.

It does not mean I’ll never make it; It does mean I need more patience.

It does not mean God has abandoned me; It does mean He must have a better idea.

Next Steps:

Which one of these perspectives do you need to apply to your life right now? And, how will you do it? Memorize the action, write it on paper and carry it with you – read and re-read it until it becomes a part of your thinking. Prayerfully ask God to help you take this action. I would love to hear back from you and rest assured that your input will encourage others in their journey.