How to fail like a Pro!

June 11, 2014
sueburke

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No one likes to talk about failing but guess what, I am going to bring it up. I have failed so many times – seriously I have, and I am not embarrassed to tell you about it either. Why? Because we can all learn from it…

Failing is sometimes a bit of a taboo subject, something that we are not really supposed to talk about. We are brought up to believe that failure is not really an option but sometimes failing at something can give us the kick and motivation that we really need to succeed.

Think about exams for example, if they go disastrously wrong, believe it or not it’s not the end of the world. It may feel like it at the time but many now extremely rich and successful entrepreneurs, have failed more than once, even bankrupting themselves on occasion. Many of them left school with no qualifications whatsoever but it is their positive mental attitude and the way that they choose to deal with life’s problems that has made them the successes they are today! Remember – it’s all about how you deal with the situation, what you learn from it and how you move forward that counts. If you continue to make the same mistakes over and over again, well failure will be your friend. However, if you can dig a little deeper and understand why this is happening, things will start to change for the better!

So, back to my failings! I failed epically on my exams and I mean epically. What I Iearnt from this is, that by finding the right course which catered to my own learning style, I could progress. However there is no “one size fits all” and each person needs to find their own path to success, for some it maybe just a bit more focus or a little more revision – crammed in a little too late…

So if you have an epic fail – whether it’s exams or another area of your life – let’s celebrate the fact! Rather than hide your head in the sand, think of all those before you who have failed and picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, to go on to have extremely successful careers. There are always options, even if sometimes, they can be a little difficult to recognise. Take action, don’t be the victim, be positive and start thinking now what you can do to change things – you have control of your own destiny and the way you choose to live your life is in your hands!  Finally how have you failed & how did you learn from it? Comments below please…

PS. I’ve also created Start Here page to identify which FREE resources may work best for you.

If it is exams don’t forget you can contact the National Careers Services for FREE or call 0800 100 900

2 Comments. Leave new

I believe the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results!

I agree Carrie sometimes we need to take a step back and understand why things happen and be able to reflect plan how to do things differently but sometimes failing or nearly failing can bring the biggest rewards 🙂

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