5 tips to overcome Failure

by | Jul 30, 2020 | Blog, Tips | 0 comments

There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure – Sophia Amoruso
If you’ve ever failed at something in your life in the past, it most likely forced you to think deeply about the situation and everything surrounding it. When we fail, we have a tendency to ponder, but when we succeed, we have a tendency to party.
You can’t avoid failure unless you avoid doing anything at all. But what you CAN do is embrace the failure and find the secret opportunities that are hidden inside it. It will help you grow and avoid dragging you down into negativity.
Failure is a necessary part of life. We would be wise to allow it to change us and shape us. But what’s needed is a self-kind way to handle such situations. We want to give you some guidance to overcome failure.

1. Embrace the failure

Failure is your key to success. It is what teaches you lessons and pushes you a step towards your end goal. Embracing a fear or regret, rather than a fear of failure. Because you will only know how it will end up if you don’t give up.

2. Remembering everything is temporary

There will be good vibes and low points in life, but you just have to keep moving forward. If you were on a drive and came across a fork in the road, you would not turn around. You would move the fork out of the way and continue towards your destination.

3. Search for the opportunities

A lot of people out there don’t realize that some of the most successful people have failed most of the time. But they’re successful because they didn’t give up.

4. Use failure as a learning experience

When we fail, it should be a chance to learn from our mistakes. When we can use that knowledge, put it behind our belts, and push forward, some tremendous things can happen. Ask yourself why you failed. Where did it go wrong? Use the knowledge of knowing why you failed to make sure this won’t happen next time.

5. Never give up

Focus yourself on the present. We can choose to look back on past failures through the narrow lens of defeat and resentment, or we can choose to open our hearts and take a deeper, more inquisitive approach by never giving up. That will give you the only answer to make success.
It will be trial and error, but if you overcome your failure, YOU will achieve your big hairy audacious goals.
We believe in you!


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5 tips to overcome Failure

by | Jul 30, 2020 | Blog, Tips | 0 comments

For many years now, the Millennial workforce has been consistently changing the way we work in more ways than one. As noted by NBC News, aside from raising awareness over various topics such as employee and workplace well-being, work-life balance, and flexibility, this new generation of professionals has also made it the norm for managers and company leaders to provide a steady flow of feedback.


This reality has eventually led to the emergence of hundreds of millions of resources on the different ways to give effective feedback. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about being on the other end: there just isn't enough information out there on how to receive feedback well. That being said, here are six tips that can help you get the most out of all the feedback you receive:

1. Handle your emotions offline 

We can't help it if certain comments make us feel certain ways -- we're only human after all. However, your emotional response is yours and yours alone to deal with. To ensure that you are capable of addressing every piece of the feedback with determination and an open mind, get negative emotional reactions out of your system through simple breathing exercises.
An article by Pain-Free Working explained how exercises like deep breathing, the 4-7-8 breathing technique, and the lion’s breath technique can help release tension in the head, promote relaxation and improve your mood in just a few minutes.

2. Identify good intentions 

Taking in criticism or feedback can be hard -- no matter how meaningful, constructive or true it may be. However, it is something you must overcome in order to become better at receiving feedback. Again, you have to remember that the person giving you an evaluation isn’t out to get you and intentionally hurt your feelings. They are there with the intention to help you see points of improvement.

3. Actively listen

Whether you are listening to a talk or participating in a class, the only foolproof way to learn as much as you can is by listening actively. This undeniable truth also applies when taking in feedback. When the other person is sharing his or her feedback with you, make sure to listen closely. Let the person share their complete evaluation, without interruption. Avoid analysing or questioning each and every comment, and instead, focus on trying to understand what the other person means and the perspective they are coming from. Once they are done, The Muse suggests repeating back the comment to ensure that you got everything right.


In addition to repeating the other person’s comments, it would also be in your best interest to ask questions if there are parts that you weren’t able to fully grasp. Asking questions will not only show how willing you are when it comes to understanding their assessment. This simple act can also help you have more clarity, get to the root of the issues raised and have access to some possible solutions for addressing said issues.

5. Learn from each feedback

Even if the feedback you’ve received is unfavourable, there is surely still something you can learn from it. Just like how you would try to ‘Overcome Failure’, ask yourself why you got such commentary. Then, use that knowledge to further improve your work and to ensure that the next feedback you’d get will be much better.


As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words. With that in mind, after making sense of the feedback you've received, make sure to work on the items mentioned and issues raised. It would also be a good idea to circle back with them to see how things are going from their perspective. Doing so will not only strengthen your relationship with them, but also provide you with an opportunity to get more feedback.

Feedback can be thought of as two-way streets. Meaning to say, in order for it to be as effective as it can be, the giver should know how to offer meaningful comments while the receiver should know how to receive assessments well.


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