There is no such thing as failure. Get that into your thick skull and revise it every single day. When we make mistakes, it is not that we are failing at something. As Thomas Edison said after having created the light bulb, “I have not failed. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.”
It’s all about your mindset concerning failure and how you feel like your mistakes affect you. After all, just because we have done something the wrong way, does not mean that we have failed. Most people need to realize that making a mistake really is just a stepping stone that will lead us one step in the right direction towards success.
Really, failure doesn’t really exist if you are on the path towards utter and sheer success. This is because if you really want to succeed bad enough, you aren’t going to allow yourself to fail – you won’t give up until you have reached your goal, whether that be days, months, or years.
In fact, a very good way to think of failure instead, is thinking of it as receiving an education. Think about it as being something that will mold you and shape you into your ultimate form. Instead of associating negative emotions with it, attach the positive emotions of learning and education. This will get us quite excited and push us forward despite making mistakes. Instead of avoiding it, we will begin to embrace mistakes and “education.”
After all, it is just education – getting to know what works and what doesn’t. While perhaps most people know the very popular quote about the light bulb, another very defining quote that we can apply in this situation is:
“Our Greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”