The Stunning Success of Failing Better

2014-08-03 07:20

Zareef Minty - "The Stunning Success of Failing Better"

“Fail, Fail again, Fail better.”- Samuel Beckett (Tennis Guru)

Adapting to change is so important in society whether it is in a relationship or business, it is vital that we are able to react positively to situations that occur.  I wouldn’t call the concept of “failing better” a subsidiary of failing, in fact failing better is just another phrase for refining perfection. I constantly preach that we should learn from other people’s mistakes so that we can fail less. However there are some things we have to go through by ourselves to not only learn but to learn correctly.

Experience is a very important aspect here, the misconception a large number of people have is this inclination that trying something new has a higher probability of failure compared to someone with experience that is doing the same thing for many years.

This isn’t true at all, people tend to forget that society changes, people change and business develops. When we believe that we are experienced at something, we actually believe that we have a past with it and have sufficient knowledge on it so we react in the only way we know. This usually leads to failure because experience is out of date.

I strongly believe that experience is the opposite of being creative. Creativity is what makes a millionaire into a billionaire. Creativity is seen as important as marketing and advertising in today’s society. The ideal mind-set is someone with experience that constantly criticizes his own methods and thinking to adapt to the developments in society.

The feeling of success is beyond pleasurable. I love winning, I guess everyone does. It is an amazing feeling and makes you want to achieve more and do more but if we never fail in life we are not doing anything outside of our comfort zone. The main aim is to expand your comfort zone by broadening it with risk and failure.

Experiencing failure provides valuable insight as to how things really operate. Failure positively allows us to prepare for the real way in which things work and eliminates unrealistic ideas or fantasies we may have regarding a certain career/profession or industry. We should always focus on our goals instead of people because people will, in basic terms, let you down and never be consistent. Whereas goals are your own and will remain the same until you decide you need to change them. Failure also provides an understanding of the skills, traits, and temperament required to have success in real life. Constant improvement is vital to lowering the number of times we fail as well as improving our confidence and self-esteem.

We shouldn’t fear failure, it is just unfortunate that society would rather expect you to fail instead of succeed. But that will change with time as the youth start broadening their comfort zones and become more positive towards each other’s goals and dreams. Like they say, fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

“I have never failed in my life because I got up every single time I fell down.” – Zareef Minty

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