If Thomas Edison would have stopped after failing for 10th attempts, then he would have never invented an electric bulb in his 10,000th attempt.
Sometimes things go as per the plan or even better than the expected but on some days, they don’t. You commit an error, have difficulty or you essentially fall flat. It’s unpleasant but you cannot avoid it unless you avoid doing anything at all.
Don’t worry. It happens to all of us. We experience disappointment to different degrees. Some of us manage it well and some just give up. Things can turn around quickly. Things will improve however before they do, you should figure out how to manage disappointment. Here are a few tips.
- Just accept the failure.
When you’ve quite recently fizzled, it will undoubtedly sting at times, a bit. In some cases, a great deal. That is OK.
Try not to attempt to push it away, by diverting yourself or by endeavoring to push the duty onto whatever is left of the world.
You must acknowledge that disappointments happen to everybody. Think about this experience as something, where you can gain from it. The initial step on managing disappointment is accepting that it occurred. Acceptance of failure is the best way to deal with it.
2. Stop thinking about the failure
Never let the rejection engulf you. If you allow failure to overpower you, you will always think that you can never make it next time. Stop thinking about failure and don’t let this stop you from succeeding in your next endeavor. Remember, you are not a failure just because you had a setback.
Keep reminding yourself, “Just because you failed today, does not mean that you will fail again”. Keep yourself engaged in your hobbies to refresh yourself and bounce back.
3. Give your disappointment a chance to get out.
It’s obvious to get disappointed over something you buckled down for, yet could not accomplish it.
So proceed, let it out. Communicate with your friends about it. Take the necessary steps to dispose of the disappointment that keeps bubbling up in your mind.
Give your exhausted brain a break and engage in something that can pep-up your mind. Watch a favorite comedy show or go out with friends or well-wishers. You need to loosen up your mind to cope up with the pressure and try to be happy.
4. Give yourself 24 hours to overcome
It’s alright to feel tragic or grieve about the failure. However, just allow yourself 24 hours to adjust, accommodate and accept it. 24 hours ought to be sufficient time to ponder over the mistakes and move ahead from that point onward. Push ahead, begin anticipating what to do straightaway, what your next activities ought to be and what you should deal with to make progress.
5. Plan your next moves
Try not to get stuck and get neck deep into stagnancy rather endeavor to make your next steps effective.
You’ve already learnt from your failure. It’s high time to buckle up and work smart to make the progress. Write down your next goals and go for it to achieve.
No Failure is strong enough to pin you down to the floor unless you refuse to get up. So accept it as a part of life, deal with it, learn from it, make efforts to overcome and success would be knocking at your door.
“Stay Focussed and Be Successful”