At some point in life each one of us has met with the infamous Mr. Failure. There must have been periods in your life where Mr. Failure lured you into believing that you will never see the face of Mr. Success, life will be full of miseries, and you are doomed to feel unconfident, unhappy and no matter what nothing good can happen to you.
Making us feel low and depressed are the prime responsibilities of Mr. Failure and those who meet him often know how it is to be under his spell.
The good news is that Mr. Failure is not invincible, there are tried and tested ways to fire him and live a life of contentment.
Causes of Failure:
1. Unseen obstacles.
2. Fears and phobias
3. Unclear vision
4. A plan which needs tweaking
5. In case of relationships too many expectations, feelings not being reciprocated by your partner, a dominating or clinging attitude.
10 Ways to Get Rid of Mr. Failure:
• Have faith in yourself and your abilities.
• Look into the causes of your failure and where you went wrong.
• If relationships don’t work out step back and analyze your attitude and that of your partner.
• For persistent failure detect the pattern and break it to ensure you don’t make the same mistakes all over again.
• Don’t procrastinate and make it a habit to work hard.
• Be prepared for similar circumstances and obstacles which lead to a previous failure.
• Instead of reacting be proactive and give yourself a break by watching a movie, reading a good book , going for a refreshing walk or indulging in an activity you like.
• Stop berating yourself. This will only make you feel worst.
• Face your fears which might be leading to failure.
• Don’t develop the habit of blaming others for your failure; you will never succeed with such an attitude.
The beauty of Mr. Failure is that unless you don’t meet him you will not be able to appreciate all the wonderful things life has to offer. Happiness, success, contentment, gratitude all evolve after getting rid of Mr. Failure.
Hence, why not start 2014 by firing Mr. Failure and buckle up to meet challenges head on.
“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” Joel Osteen