This article was written to show you 4 Lessons to be learnt from defeat or failure.
Lets be honest no one loves defeat. Being defeated can be very painful especially if its something that you gave your best . Every situation nomatter how bad it seems has atleast one hidden advantage attached to it. Nothing is completely useless because even a faulty clock shows the correct time twice in a day.
So what are the benefits or lessons that can be derived from defeat or setbacks? i can think of at least four valuable lessons failure gives us.
(1)It is a great teacher: failure or defeat serves as an eye opener that opens your eyes to the true situation of things. You discover who your true friends are and you learn how to correct your mistakes in other prevent the same thing from happening again.
(2)Defeat builds character: defeat is not a good thing but it changes your character and the way you think. At this point you either develop the habit of giving up or perseverance in fighting for your dreams.
(3)It motivates you: if you develop an attitude of optimism you will start seeing defeat merely as an invitation to try again.
(4)It helps u appreciate success: there is a saying that you dont know the value of what you have till you lose it. When failure or defeat knocks on your door you will automatically learn to value that goal when you succede.
IT IS A GREAT TEACHER….Yes,defeat is a great teacher. Every winner has played the looser. Every champion has been the runner-up.Roger Federer is considered one of the best tennis players of all time,but he doesn’t win every game,set or match. He hits bad shots into the net.He slams, serves out of bounds. He fails to place the tennis ball where he wants it dozens of times in every match. If Roger gave up in every failed shot he did he would have been a failure. Instead,he learnt from his mistakes and improved and That’s why he is a champion today. Work hard,practice,Master the fundamentals,and always try to do your best knowing that sometimes you will fail because if you have never failed then its because you have never tried to succeed. Don’t be too hard on yourself. When things don’t go as planned please dont give up,dont kill yourself ,keep on improving.
Don’t give up because you were turned down,though it hurts remember that the road to success is not always smooth . Nothing good comes easy. Once you accept that perfection is just a goal,screwing up wont be too bad to handle. Each misstep is still a step,another lesson learned,another opportunity to get it right the next time.Have a great day ahead!
Written by Mercy ogbonna /introductory notes by God’spower excellence