3 ways to succeed when you fail

Failure is an important part of success. People with the most wins usually also have the highest number of losses.

But that doesn’t make failing feel any better.

Sometimes failure can really get to you and derail you from your best.

So, while I hope you do fail now and then, I also recommend you read How to Bounce Back From Failure on Michael Hyatt’s Blog. It gives you three strategies to be more resilient in the face of failure:

  1. Keep a written record of your wins. You succeed more often than you think. Your innate bias to focus on failure makes it hard to remember this. Write down things you do well. Even small ones. It will give you perspective when you need it most.
  2. Stay focused on the objective. Whether you succeed or fail at any given step, you are on a larger journey. Keep it in mind, and you’ll realize that failure is not the end, but at most a detour.
  3. Take care of your health. Give yourself time to sleep. Eat well. Get exercise. When you’re run down, everything seems worse.


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