7 Powerful Ways to Get Over Failure


Every one of us needs ways to get over failure in life. Unfortunately, in societies obsessed with achievement and success, failure seems to be the worst thing that could happen to a person. In fact, failure is commonplace in life and it’s important to learn how to get over it. Don’t let the fear of failure ruin your life, follow these tips on how to overcome your failure and hopefully they will help you.

1. Learn from your mistakes

One of the best ways to get over your failure is to learn from it. Don’t make the same mistake again. Just because you failed once doesn’t mean you will fail again, but you can’t get over failure if you don’t realize your mistakes. Learn the lesson your failure gives you and make sure you move on.

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2. Take a breath

Now, I’m absolutely serious. Taking a few deep breaths can help you calm down and think clearly about your situation. Unfortunately, many people never use this tip, but from my personal experience I can say that it really works. Your life doesn’t end with only one failure. Just don’t allow it to destroy your peace. Keep your peace no matter what and try to stay calm in any situation.

3. Choose a new direction

Often failure can be a sign that you are on the wrong track. Maybe you need to move in an absolutely new direction. Don’t think that you can’t change anything in your life, you can. You need to overcome your fear of failure and move your life in the right direction.

4. Occupy your mind

I admit it, I’m a big overthinker and when something bad happens, I overthink it the whole day and night and I can’t stop thinking about it. For me, the most effective way to get over failure is to occupy my mind. I occupy myself with the things I’ve always wanted to do or things that must be done. Occupy your mind and think about the present, not the past. Reading books, painting, volunteering are all good options to try.

5. Pray

If you are alone, your situation may seem worse. However, you are not alone and I’m sure that you have at least one person who can help you overcome your failure. If you don’t have anybody, then pray. The power of faith is enormous. I know many people don’t believe in keeping faith, but my faith has always helped me through the hard times and it has helped me to get over a few large failures in my life. Give it a try before telling that it’s useless.

6. Reflect on how it all went wrong

Every failure is actually another opportunity for growth. Failures and mistakes help make you stronger, always remember about it. But you will never get over your failure if you don’t realize what actually went wrong. Take time to think about that and find out real reasons of your failure.

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7. Don’t let others bring you down

I’ve had a lot of disappointments in the last three years. From failed relationships to not getting promotion, I have failed in almost every aspect of my life. However, I will never allow anyone to bring me down or make me feel desperate simply because something went wrong. Never, ever give anyone the power to destroy you and make you feel ‘less than.’ No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, so embrace yourself because you are a wonderful and smart person that can achieve almost everything in life!

No matter how big your failure was, you shouldn’t dwell on it. You should learn from it and move forward. I know it’s easier said than done, but you can’t change your past and the only thing you can do is to learn from your mistakes and never make them again. How did you get over your failure? Share your tips with us, please. Who knows, maybe you will help someone.