The Only Way Is Up


I've written about the art of failing many times on this blog. It's a process I consider crucial to human development, I deeply believe that there is nothing wrong in failure.

Today, I'd like to share with you a few thoughts about what happens after failure. Here we go:

When a person fails, in whatever aspect, they usually feel worse, or down. It's obvious; you've had a shot at something and you didn't do it well - negative feelings arise.

After a failure, it's incredibly easy to get into a nagative cycle. See, the worst thing about negativity is that it always produces more negativity, no matter how hard you try to avoid it. So, when most people feel down after a failure, they get into a negative cycle. It may take a lot of time for them to get out of it.

But there is one very, very important truth we often seem to forget when we're down:

The only way is up

It's simpe, it's obvious. The more you fail, the worse you'll feel. But also, if you fail hard, there is very little chance for you to feel even worse after time; most likely you will recover, go up.

The only things you really have to do when you fail are simply understanding and realizing the specifics or your failure and creating an improvement plan. That's all. You don't have to worry about "Oh, will I be able to be as good as I was before I failed?" - such thinking will only make it harder to go up.

Life is circular and so is failure; after going down, the only way is up.

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