"I've failed!" Only a few people would admit that. Maybe out of fear or insecurity. Some might consider it a sign of weakness. In reality, it's not about admitting that you've failed but what comes afterward. So, if you're one of the few who is honest with themselves and uses their failure as an opportunity to do and be better - congratulations!
If you find yourself thinking about the times you knew you messed up but didn't want to admit it - there's some good news for you:
1. It takes maturity to acknowledge that you've failed and that is the first step to change the course of things that went wrong.
2. You've identified the problem, so you can start working on the solution.
3. You've gathered valuable insights that only a few are fortunate to have. That knowledge will not only make you better as a person, but you have the power to help and impact others with your wisdom.
What's next? Sounds all great in theory but what are the steps from failure to victory? Well, there is no magic formula to follow, because everyone's journey is different but if you dig deep and outline the things that led up to your failure, you will be able to identify the things you should or could have done differently. That means, the answer is within yourself. The same way you recognized that you failed, the same way you possess the master plan to win. No one is an island, so finding the answer within yourself doesn't mean shutting yourself off from the world. Look for inspiration in the right places - read the right books, confide in the right people and meditate on the things you've taken in. The right battle plan will come to you.
And during the execution of your laid out plan don't fear the occasional setbacks - they are inevitable. Just think about it like a tennis match for example. You've trained hard and are bringing your A-game on match day, still, your opponent is playing so fierce that you wonder why getting that victory is a struggle, despite your relentless preparation. Well as much as you have prepared, what separates the winners from the losers is perseverance. If it were easy, then I wouldn't even need to write this blog post. The truth is, no matter how well you prepare for the challenge, what it comes down to is not just how well your plan is laid out, but if you can execute it until the end. Trust me, you not only can but will succeed! "May you be made strong with all the strength which comes from his glorious power, so that you may be able to endure everything with patience. And with joy give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to have your share of what God has reserved for his people in the kingdom of light." Colossians 1:11-12 GNB Never give up and never stop pushing. What makes winners is not that they won but that they didn't give up when they didn't.