Fearlessness is something many people aim to achieve, but there is much uncertainty about how to get there. A large part of living fearless means acknowledging and embracing the idea that failure is unavoidable rather than attempting to run from failure.
When you can accept that you will fail it will relieve a lot of pressure and allow you the freedom to truly live and enjoy life. Knowing how to accept failure does not come naturally for many people, but thankfully it is a skill that can be learned.
Realize Everyone Fails
The fact is that failure is not unique to you. Every person fails at something. Failure is a natural and normal part of life. In fact, it would be succeeding at everything that made you abnormal and not the occasional failure. When you can see yourself as one of many and not the only, it can help you feel less self-conscious about making mistakes and allow you to embrace and release them much easier.
Another part of embracing failure is accepting that there are things that are simply out of your control. Everything cannot go well all of the time, and in some instances failing is not a direct result of anything you did or did not do. There are simply times when things occur outside of your control. The sooner you realize and accept this truth, the better you can manage and recover from failure.
There is so much that can be gleaned from failures. Rather than seeing them as just losses, it is useful to see failures as the chance to learn and pick up knowledge and skills that can aid you later in life. Via failure, you learn what went wrong and how to avoid it in the future which can work to help you achieve future success. Additionally, you pick up information and skills that can be applied to other situations to benefit you.
Often failing gets the best of us when we look at those around us who have succeeded at what we failed at. Every person is unique and each person’s journey is unique. Thus, avoiding comparing your journey to that of another person can help you to embrace failure much easier. Instead, keeping your eyes on yourself and what you are trying to achieve can help you to pick the pieces back up quicker and continue moving ahead on your path.
A vital means of accepting failure is to prevent it from stopping you from accomplishing what you set out to do. When you are able to be resilient and take failure in stride and continue on the pursuit of your goals, you keep fear from taking root and keeping you stuck and stagnant. It is the continual pursuit of progress that will get you where you desire to be.
Failure is an unavoidable part of life. The better we are able to embrace failure, the less of a stronghold it will be in our lives. Failure doesn’t have to mean the end of the road for our progress or our goals. Instead, via intentionality, failure can become the beginning of a new process of growth and achievement. So let failure make you and not break you and become a better person because of it.