Life is full of new opportunities so that when one door closes, another door opens. We have to make ourselves aware of the door that’s open and the opportunities that lie beyond it. None of us will have full control all the time, but we do have control over most things. We have control over how we perceive things that we fail at and how we come through the other end.
When we fail, for a short while we tend to lose sight of our opportunities. Failing isn’t bad, but to us it’s the end of the world. Failing means we give ourselves the opportunity to learn new things; open new doors, learn how to adapt to new circumstances and how to find a resolve on what we failed at.
Failing also gives us the opportunity to stand back, find an understanding and also find a level of acceptance on having failed. If I fail at something now that is my choice that is my responsibility. If I failed because someone else was responsible for my choice, then that someone is responsible, but it would still up to me to change this.
If we choose to wallow in self-pity, we will miss out on any new opportunities that come our way. We will continue to miss out when we choose to carry failed baggage, unless we learn to let go of those.
It’s only then we’ll be in a position to open a few more doors and learn that failure is a valuable tool.