Don't be afraid of failure - How to create the right mindset for success

When failure is highlighted in stories...it is mostly described as part of an ultimate success. When you fail...and that failure discourages you from some bigger goal...nobody will remember that failure except you. Overcome a failure as part of a great success...that failure becomes such a vital part of the success story...even to the point that many times that success would not have happened without it.

I love this excerpt below from a Success Magazine Post about success and failure. Please read and comment on some failure that you have overcome in an ultimate success.
The sweetest victory is the one that’s most difficult. The one that requires you to reach down deep inside, to fight with everything you’ve got, to be willing to leave everything out there on the battlefield—without knowing, until that do-or-die moment, if your heroic effort will be enough. Society doesn’t reward defeat, and you won’t find many failures documented in history books. 
The exceptions are those failures that become steppingstones to later success. Such is the case with Thomas Edison, whose most memorable invention was the light bulb, which purportedly took him 1,000 tries before he developed a successful prototype. “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” a reporter asked. “I didn’t fail 1,000 times,” Edison responded. “The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” 
Unlike Edison, many of us avoid the prospect of failure. In fact, we’re so focused on not failing that we don’t aim for success, settling instead for a life of mediocrity.
Spinwit.com and Coach Ball blog about Failure and Success Robert Kiyosaki educates people on managing money and has written multiple books about the differences between what rich dads teach their kids vs what poor dads teach their kids.

Robert Kiyosaki educates people on managing money and has written multiple books about the differences between what rich dads teach their kids vs what poor dads teach their kids.

Comments

  1. When my Great Grandma died, i was crushed, but i remebered that the last thing she told me before she passed was "Never let a loss bring you down, because i will always be with you, no matter what." I live each day knowing that gramma Gross is always with me, and she will always be with me.

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  2. My dad has told me to never let a loss bring you down whether you loose a family member or a football game.

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  3. It took me about a month to learn how to ollie, but once I did it I was very happy.

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  4. When I played football last year, our whole team thought we were the best and overlooked the game in front of us. We ended up losing that game which reminded us to take the games one at a time. We ended up winning every other game including the championship.

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  5. I was raised with concept of never being ashamed of a loss. A loss exposes things you can work on, and builds you up.

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  6. It took me a full day of falling down before I learned to do a flat 360 on a snowboard.

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  7. It took me years to learn to not punch walls and trees, ect. but I learned not to be an angsty teen, and get over my problems, I don't do it as much anymore.

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  8. When I did my first big competition. I was completley out of my element. In practice the day before, the first run on the course
    I broke my hand. I was destroyed from this considering I wanted to do great for myself and family. My paretns told me not to let such a small loss affect me in a big way. I did just that and competed with a broken the next day.

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  9. I didn't know how to ride a bike when I was about 8 years old. All my friends knew how to and I felt embarrassed because I was the only one who didn't know how to ride a bike. At the gilpin fair they had a lot of bikes it took me about 2 days to learn and I rode it and I learned how to ride a bike all by myself. I didn't think that I could do it but I kept riding it and learned.

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  10. Throughout my life my dad has said if you fall or fail get up and do it again. This has helped me overcome problems and instead of giving up I did it until I succeeded.

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  11. I didnt know how to use a fork when i was like 4 years old until my dad showed me how to stab my food.

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  12. One failure I have overcome was to ride my bike because I would fall tons of times but it came out in success.

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  13. When I was learning how to code, it took me a lot of failures to become good at.

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  14. In school I have failed many times not knowing what a word or the answer to problem but every time I keep trying I get a good grade on the summative.

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  15. after two years of almost losing every football game my team finally started winning and we have won eleven out of our last fifteen games.

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  16. I don't know a lot of stuff but the true god the INTERNET saved me.

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  17. It took me a while but I would keep shooting and shooting and shooting when I think I had finally found my form, now I shoot very consistently in basketball.

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  18. Last year, during Adam's Stated Basketball and JAM basketball our team consisted of 6 people two of which were 4th graders at the time. It was extremely difficult to have 2 fourth graders on the team that were having troubles with our plays. However after the first couple games we learned how to work together and get the 4th graders on the same page on us. We may have lost most games but we won a couple and that was very exciting.

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  19. in summer for 4 STRAIGHT YEARS i didn't know how to ride a bike but just this summer i became a ace from my mistakes

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  20. I overcame being on the first team defense being the smallest kid on the team I failed a lot of times.

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  21. A time i overcame failure was when I did my first terrain park competition on skis. I did not know what to do but then i asked my brother Dallas and he told me what to do and i came in 4th place.

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  22. i failed to do 180 on skies but then i got it

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  23. One failure that I have overcome is with football when I used to not be good and always scared to play but I kept on trying and now i'm not scared and i'm really good.

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  24. This summer i stalled the dirt bike alot and i became very mad.

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  25. I overcame a soccer game as goalie against a team who had all the good players. and my team won.

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  26. A failure I have had is in baseball I did not know rules or how to play. Then my coach helped me and I now know how to play.

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  27. A failure I had and it led to success was riding a bike.

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  28. A failure I did overcome was not believing in myself, I finally started to believe in myself when I turned twelve

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  29. I failed a lot with my layups last year but i'm still trying to fix them. This year i hope i will get my them in the hoop this year.

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