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The True Meaning Of Failure

What is the true meaning of failure? What happens to you when you fail? In this article, I want to talk about failure and most importantly quitting. There is a distinction between the two. As you commence the process of changing your life, you should know the difference.

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Meaning Of Failure

Failure is defined as a lack of success, the omission of expected or required action. Quitting is defined as giving up or admitting defeat. These definitions are subjective. I believe the true meaning of failure is when you quit.

Failure is acceptable and should be encouraged. It is a way for you to learn and move forward. Failure will show you your mistakes. Learn what you did wrong and how to correct it on the next attempt. Continue your attempts until you get it right. Quitting is not acceptable. No one ever learned anything from quitting.

Everyone Experiences Failure

To be successful in anything, you must develop a habit of winning. Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan said, “If you quit once, it becomes a habit. Never quit!” The late, great football coach Vince Lombardi stated, “Winning is a habit, unfortunately so is losing.” Quitting is losing, and that is the true meaning of failure.

I’m sure Vince Lombardi failed at some point in his life. I know he did not win every game. Michael Jordan took the game-winning shot 26 times and missed. He missed more than 9000 shots and lost 300 games. He failed over and over, and that’s why he succeeded in life. They might have failed, but they never quit.

Quitting

Quitting comes from a weak mind. Developing a strong mindset is the best prevention for quitting. Understand that you will have failures in life. Learn to embrace your failures and not use them as an excuse to quit.

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When you decide to change something in your life, you will experience a phenomenon called resistance. Your brain is wired to keep you safe. It doesn’t like change or stepping outside your comfort zone. You can experience resistance in the form of procrastination, excuses, rationalization, and lack of knowledge. All people with creative minds, artists and writers, have experienced resistance.

Part Of The Process

A strong mind will conquer resistance. You will fail, but you will not quit. Understand that failure is part of the process. Failure is temporary. It will teach you how to succeed. Quitting is permanent. It becomes easier and easier to do, and it will stop all growth. As long as you don’t quit you will never truly fail. The true meaning of failure is quitting.

When people quit after a setback or series of setbacks, it is usually right before they break through. They were just about to learn something that would keep them going. When a seed is planted in the ground, it struggles to become a plant. Imagine if seeds would quit right before they break through the soil. We would have no food.

Techniques

You will need to develop a strong mind. You will strengthen your mind just like you develop your body; through exercises. Begin habits of positive self-talk, meditation, visualization, belief, and faith.

Focus on WHY you started. What was the reason you decided to improve your life? Your WHY has to be big and emotional; your health, family, or personal reasons. If it’s big enough, you will go through setback after setback but never quit.

Another great way to avoid quitting is to not go through the process of change alone. Find a team of like-minded people. Go through the process together, helping each other. If one person is experiencing setbacks, the others will lift them. It is easier to quit on yourself than it is to quit on the team.

Final Thoughts

Have you decided to change and are experiencing failures? Are you thinking about quitting? If so, I am here to help. Leave a comment or email me at tbcinspires@gmail.com. There are plenty of articles on my website, InspireChief.com, which can be of help. Also, follow me on Instagram,@InspireChief, to get my daily inspirational posts. Don’t forget to like and follow my blog. I will see you next week.

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8 thoughts on “The True Meaning Of Failure

  1. A very good motivational post, Scott, and certainly applicable to major life goals and family relationships. <3

    I do believe that not all endeavors are worthy of sustained effort. For instance, you need to know the right time to sell stock. It's time to stop taking a new medication and call your doctor right away if you experience severe side effects.You need to change your major in college early on if you discover that your true calling lies elsewhere. As the Kenny Rogers song famously advises us, "You've got to know when to fold 'em." These ideas may belong in another post.

    1. Thank you, Cheryl. It is true that not all endeavors are worthy of sustained effort. You explained that perfectly. I appreciate your feedback. Take care. Scott

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