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How to succeed by handling failure well



Do you think successful people are a breed apart and hence success becomes theirs naturally? You might be right about they being a breed apart but not in the sense of having special talents or having superpowers. They’re simply more persistent than the average person who does not succeed. They don’t give up easily. They are optimistic but in a realistic sense. They are flexible about their approach. They know how to call it a day and they know when to persist.

Success is not serendipity. It’s about going on even when things go wrong. In fact this is the big difference between people who succeed and those who don’t: how they react when things go wrong. Most of the people just give up. People who succeed don’t. If one thing doesn’t work, they move onto the next. They don’t move on easily. They keep on trying until all the options are exhausted, and even when all the options are exhausted, they don’t feel discouraged, they just move onto the next thing.

When failure is staring at them they don’t put the blame on others or on circumstances. They analyse their actions and then take corrective measures. It is very empowering to know that nobody is responsible for your success and failure but yourself. It makes you powerful.

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