“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
When you’re graduating or studying in any standard, a blockage of mind is what you may go through sometimes. There comes a point when you just can’t pass a subject no matter how much you try.
But does that mean you lack potential? No you don’t!
And it’s completely human to experience this. While some students will be good in some subjects, there will come few subjects in which they will lack interest. And thus, that will result them to experience a failure in that particular subject.
Though a failure is always a road to success, we still cannot claim that “failure is a success”. Instead, we should try abusing those failures so we get rid of them once and for all.
Take a look at these 3 steps to deal with failure!
1. Accepting your failure!
Students after failing blame other factors for their downfall. Putting blames on their teachers for not teaching correct or making exam out of course is somewhat a line, said by almost every Pakistani student.
And this needs to stop today! While there will be other factors involved in making you fail, know that in somewhere or someway – you may have lacked yourself too.
Understand the fact that there have been other students in the class too, who’ve passed the course in the best of grades but YOU DIDN’T!
But that is completely okay. The point is, unless you won’t accept your fault or failure, you won’t open doors for corrections to step in.
2. Learn from failures!
Once you have admitted your failure, now try to compensate it. Look for the depths where you lacked in. Look for the points that you missed concentrating on.
Were you too involved in memorizing topics but weaker in understanding their concepts? OR Didn’t you keep your focus when the professor was making you note the key-points?
There could be many reasons why you have failed that subject. And sometimes, students fail to focus over the most minor points which later on result in as their failures.
3. Be optimistic about life!
Be optimistic! Sure you failed, but is it the end of world already? It’s not!
You’re alive and have all your brains intact! Keep the focus and try with a newer move. No matter the amount of times you fail, your optimism for passing the course must never fade away.
Keep in mind that passing a course isn’t a matter of life or death so you should never be afraid of consequences. Retakes sure waste your both time and money but don’t do any worst than that. Even if the world is against you, you should always have an inner-voice telling you, “You’re not a Quitter!”