“We’ve all faced failure in our lives at some point or the other. What’s the golden formula to cope with it? Mahatria advises that the best thing you can do when faced with failure is to look ahead and think futuristic. Failure is just an event, it’s not you. The best way to move on from failure is to focus on producing the next success as soon as possible. We all have to develop one crucial quality – resilience. Life is like a trampoline. When you fall hard, you bounce back higher.
If failure creates emotional distress in you, it drains your energy. If that same failure fuels your intellect, you learn not to repeat the same mistakes. Deal with failure intellectually and not emotionally. So don’t be hung up on what happened. Focus on answering the question: what next? This video is a MUST WATCH for all who desire to bounce back in life.”
How do you deal with failure? A question has come through Facebook. By simply recognizing, failure is not the end of life. It’s an event. It’s not you. Nobody in the world has not failed. The only way you can come out of a failure is to start focusing on producing the next success as early as possible. Failure is simply telling you what has happened. It’s reflecting something about the past. By directing my intelligence towards the next goal, the next aspiration that I want to achieve, I shift the direction of an entire intelligence towards the future. They attribute it to a lot of people.
So I cannot say who, because they say this about Abraham Lincoln, they also speak about Swami Chinmayananda. Independent of who the messenger is, the message is important. They said, “My greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time I fell. My greatest glory is not in never falling but rising every time I fell.”. Of all the human qualities that we keep hearing from the world about positivity, happiness, enthusiasm, courage, honesty, loving, kindness, forgiving, affectionate, expressive, demonstrative, communicative, enterprising, creative…
People keep saying that so many of these qualities, I think we all need to develop one quality. All of us, especially if you’re going to operate from desire for gain and take those risks, and sometimes some of these choices will prove to be wrong. Resilience, the ability to bounce back. My greatest glory is not in never falling but rising every time I fell down. Life is like a trampoline. Sometimes you rise to fall. Everybody does. But it’s not linear. It’s not like I take two steps and my life goes back one step.
It’s like a trampoline. After every fall, your rise is even higher than it was earlier. As long as you can learn from your failure, as long as you can upgrade your maturity, when failure creates an emotion in you, it’s a mere drain of energy. Or I’ll put it this way. When failure feeds your emotions, except creating negative emotion and draining your energy, it achieves nothing. When the same failure fuels your intellect, it upgrades your maturity. You know what not to do. It puts you into a much better state in which you can look at life.
And on the strength of this maturity, you direct your intelligence to focus on the next success. The only way to erase a failure is to produce your next success. So focus on the future. Let the mantra, lingering mantra in each of your head be, “What next?” and not “What happened?”. What next? An entire future is ahead of you! Todays in your life are not given for you to dissect your past. Todays in your life are given to you to construct your future. Focus on the tomorrows that you can create.