If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful
– Charles Barkley
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A failure doesn’t mean that you are unworthy nor does it preclude success on the next try. Rather than getting worried about failure, it is better to be worried about the chances you miss when you don’t try. Just as success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. If you are not prepared to be wrong, you‘ll never come up with anything original and when everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind not with it.
Robert Schuller gives six principles for managing a situation with minimum amount of failure:
1. Don’t underestimate your problem: We fail to solve problems positively because we often under estimate the importance of the problem or our potential power to cope with it creatively.
2. Don’t exaggerate: Do not exaggerate the intensity and extensity of the problem. If it’s a small or big problem, deal with it as such, do not dramatize the situation. It will only lead to fear and failure.
3. Don’t wait: Patience is not a virtue if you sit back and wait for your problem to solve itself. He who waits wastes
4. Mitigate your loss: Don’t make your problem worse by aggravating it with self-pity, as people in pit are pitied
5. Communicate: You’ve got to tell people your problems. Arrogance will only weaken your chances of success.
6. Dedication: You need to move beyond the level of being committed to being dedicated not to fail. And to be dedicated simply means to be deadly committed.
Success is not built on success, It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe
– Summer Redstone