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Top 3 Most Important Benefits of Failure

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Sure, we’re all about success. There’s little point in trying anything new (other than just for fun) if success were not the desired outcome or at least a possibility. But too many of us overlook how vital the role of “failure” plays in our subsequent successes.

Yes…there are actually some substantial benefits to failing.

 

“In Great attempts it is glorious even to fail”
                             ~Bruce Lee

Let’s look at the specific benefits of failure. I have also included hand picked videos that help to drive home the point even further. POWERFUL insights!

Failure Can Show You A Better Way To Do It.
[covertplayersinglevideo trvideoid=”QvCl6P0LZhs” trdisplaytype=”5″ trnumbervideosdisplay=”” trvideoperpage=”36″ trthumbnailwidth=”120″ trthumbnailheight=”80″ trpopupwidth=”384″ trpopupheight=”236″ trvideoalign=”left” trytautohide=”0″ trytautoplay=”yes” trytcontrols=”0″ trytrelvideo=”0″ trytshowlogo=”0″ trytshowtitle=”1″ tryttheme=”dark” trythighquality=”hd1080″]Look at it like this: Failing may not feel good but it’s actually worse to succeed doing something the wrong way. This is not to say that there’s only one route to success, but the techniques that are most successful are those that can be applied over a broad range of activities and or reproduced again and again.

To be specific, let’s say that Runner #1 comes in first by cheating or manipulating the system. He won! So cheating is a technique he’s going to try to replicate from then on. How does that work over the long haul? Not very well, it turns out.

So maybe that example is at the extreme end of the spectrum and something most of us would NOT resort to. That example not withstanding, failure can still help you refine your goals and methods to achieve a broader success than would otherwise be possible.

Failure Can Teach You Humility.
[covertplayersinglevideo trvideoid=”S_3Dj5GZJNc” trdisplaytype=”5″ trnumbervideosdisplay=”” trvideoperpage=”36″ trthumbnailwidth=”120″ trthumbnailheight=”80″ trpopupwidth=”384″ trpopupheight=”236″ trvideoalign=”left” trytautohide=”0″ trytautoplay=”0″ trytcontrols=”0″ trytrelvideo=”0″ trytshowlogo=”1″ trytshowtitle=”1″ tryttheme=”dark” trythighquality=”hd1080″]Humility is one of the most underrated attributes of most great leaders. A humble person is teachable; he or she has the ability and openness to learn new things. A humble person is likable; other people gravitate to someone who won’t make them feel inferior. This means that a humble person is better equipped to get things done and bring people together. Humble people have nothing to prove; they’ve got no overshadowing ego to cloud their judgment when making important decisions.

Failure Can Provide You A Sense Of Humor.
[covertplayersinglevideo trvideoid=”qDimipj2P1E” trdisplaytype=”5″ trnumbervideosdisplay=”” trvideoperpage=”36″ trthumbnailwidth=”120″ trthumbnailheight=”80″ trpopupwidth=”384″ trpopupheight=”236″ trvideoalign=”left” trytautohide=”0″ trytautoplay=”0″ trytcontrols=”0″ trytrelvideo=”0″ trytshowlogo=”1″ trytshowtitle=”1″ tryttheme=”dark” trythighquality=”hd1080″]If it doesn’t, you’ll never survive. Being able to laugh at yourself is the only way to enjoy the roller coaster ride of life. It’s also a great encourager to others to hear you laugh at this otherwise mortifying failure you’ve experienced. A sense of humor drains that failure of any power it has except as a lesson in perseverance. Having a sense of humor is a sign of great inner strength and the ability to move beyond failure so completely that it’s nothing more than a joke and a valuable learning opportunity.

No one who has ever succeeded BIG has gotten there without first failing BIG.

Tom Terwilliger

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