There are many people that have achieved outstanding success from bitter experience and classic failure.
We’ve heard about Thomas Edison, Carnegie and many other innovators and inventors.
According to business pally, managing failure is more important in achieving success than learning the arts.
Also, there are established principles, philosophies or theories that can help you overcome your failures and succeed in any endeavor.
4 Principles to Overcoming Failures
#1. Applying the Law of Reversal
This is also known as the law of inverse effort, the law of inversion is a quirky little perception loop that can turn anyone’s brain into a pretzel.
Basically, when we want a positive experience, we are emphasizing our lack of a positive experience.
This highlighting of a deficiency is itself a negative experience, and This creates a negative inversion, says Chaktty.
Next thing we know, we’re anxious about being anxious. We’re pissed off because we’re pissed off. We feel like a failure because we are a failure. And this is the trap.
There comes a point where the only way to grow is to accept how crappy our situation is right now.
Accepting our failure is in itself a success, according to Businesspally founder.
When we accept the fact that we are not happy, we create a positive experience.
This positive experience may not be happiness itself, but it is a start. It becomes a basis for continued positivity , despite failure.
You can get more on How to turn failure into success and the law of reversal in our previous articles highlighted.
#2. Turning demons into diamonds
Just as the grain in the oyster can be transformed into a pearl, so the pain in man can be transformed into power.
Wounds can become wisdom if we allow ourselves to be curious about how our scars made us who we are.
Becoming curious about our deep wounds means honoring them with our attention.
When we are able to honor our wounds, we are more likely to atone for our demons.
It’s not so much that we suffer less, it’s that we suffer better.
Turning demons into diamonds means surviving a great tragedy, be it physical, mental, or spiritual.
It registers our suffering better, and instead of avoiding or repressing it, we come out on the other side of the cocoon to “fly” with it.
Our wounded heart rises, bloodied and bruised, but with bandages trailing behind it like a cloak.
#3. Turn failure into a game
Life is a poker game. You can’t control what cards you’re dealt, but you can control how you play them, Techpally boss expressed.
It’s your sole responsibility to play the crappy hand you’ve been dealt.
To turn failure into success , you have to give. You cannot correct yourself in a vacuum.
You have to embrace that vacuum and squeeze all the hot air out of it lest you fail further.
When you turn failure into a game, you become more flexible and less rigid, more adaptable and less stubborn, more playful and less serious.
Your playfulness will give you courage that opens you and turns borders into horizons.
#4. Process over progress
Ironically, regardless of progress, focusing on the process increases the likelihood that you’ll make progress.
If you make process primary and progress secondary, you are more likely to be successful in your quest.
It’s about dedicating yourself to a system and not a goal.
Having a goal is just fine. But what happens when you fail?
You are more likely to become lazy or give up altogether when you focus on a goal that is failing than when you focus on a system that will endure whether you fail or succeed.
Certainly it is better to have a goal than to have no goal at all.
It is better than sloth and laziness.
But what’s better than having a goal is having a system.
Having a goal means dreaming.
Having a system means taking action.
It’s about doing. Goals, like failures, just go into the process of the system.
They are subsumed and become signposts rather than end results.