It is a scary word: failure
The thought of experiencing it is even scarier. While the word scary may be true, there are still a lot of misconception about failure. Nobody wants to fail, but we all end up failing at some point in life anyway. Like change, it is something that is inevitable, and that we can manage it well depending on how we react and what we do next.
We have yet to see someone who is happy to fail, but we never fail to see someone getting back up and trying again, harder, after failing. Attitude, when times are hard, is what separates one from the others. It is also what distinguishes successful people from the rest.
From experience, here are the ways failure can transform a person:
You become stronger
Strength comes in different forms, but the kind you get from failure is unique. It allows you to experience the pain of failure and at the same time, the realization that it will not last and that you can do better next time. You become more confident and the level of trust you give yourself greatly increases.
Wise become you
If there is one thing life teaches, it is that experience can only make you wiser. Failure, however, transforms a person into a different level of wise. You see things differently, and you start to appreciate things you used to take for granted before. One important lesson that is hard to forget is that you can be on the pedestal today and at the bottom tomorrow. Such is a fact of life but those who have failed learned that while it may be a fact, it does not mean they will stop trying and working hard.
It changes your perception
Life is simple, but it becomes more than that most of the time. When one experiences failure, the understanding of the world changes for the better, humility becomes more evident, and positivity is practiced. Failure is a teaching moment where one learns to keep both feet on the ground.
It teaches you to change
One of the hardest things to do is to change especially when you are in a comfort zone. However, when you fail at something, you are forced to changed and adapt. This is a good thing because had you not failed, you will most likely stay where you were instead of chasing your destiny.
Whether for good or bad, when failure happens, a person is transformed. We hope the effect of failure in your life always becomes positive even when it hurts at first.
How has failure changed you? Please share your experience with us in the comments.