Failing should be viewed as a hurdle rather than a roadblock.
Failing one time - or even several times - doesn’t make you a failure any more than losing one game makes you a loser. It can be a great teacher, make you stronger, and keep you grounded, or it can be the cause of your demise. The difference between a stepping-stone and a stumbling block is the way in which you approach it.
Failure can be viewed as a challenge to be overcome, a test to defy your will, and in the end, a learning opportunity. For others, it is viewed negatively as an opportunity to feel sorry and complain, a reason to belittle oneself, and an excuse to give up too quickly. It’s your choice. Your view of failure determines your reality.
Utilize this cheat sheet as a consistent reminder to see failure in a way that will propel you forward.