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At one time or another we have or will have an experience of failure, no one is exempt from this part of life. But how we deal with our failure and what we do following our failure is what makes us who we are, it is what defines our character as well as tells us what our future experiences with failure will be. I recently came across a great article located on Open Forum that talks about how to deal with your failure in positive ways that I feel everyone should read!
Share it. This may be the hardest part, but it’s also the most effective way to turn a failure into something positive. By owning up to your shortcomings and sharing them publicly, you demonstrate a maturity and openness that people will respect. You invite people to constructively help you learn and improve, and you defuse the possibility that people will be left to interpret what actually happened via secondhand information.
One of the best ways to deal with your failure is to learn from it and move on. Failure can be one of our best lessons in life, it teaches us what not to do next time around so that we won’t continue to fail at the same situation provided we learn from our mistake.
In the end when you fail at anything in business make sure to bounce back from it in good time. This means that rather than lay down and give up and chalk it all up to a bad year, bounce back, go through the failure, document it and learn what you did to cause it in the first place and then move on. Don’t let it get the best of you to where you just give up on your dream!