Failure is a Part of Success if You Learn from it


Watching the Miss Universe 2016 coronation night, I came to learn that as much as it is painful, failure is indeed a vital component of success. 

When asked to name something over the course of her life that she failed at, the 65th Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France said, “I’ve failed several times in my life. So I thought that I failed the first time that I went out on a casting because my name wasn't on the list. The very next day, I found that I was in a new book. So I think that when you fail, you have to be elevated, you have to try again, and keep going. If tonight, I'm not one of the winners, I will still have the great honor of being one of the 3 finalists. So I think that I have failed before, but I think this is a great first opportunity." 

Listening to her response, here are 4 reasons why failure is a part of success if you learn from it.

4 Reasons Why Failure is a Part of Success if You Learn from it

1. Failure Will Provoke You to Reach Your Potential
To make the "impossible" possible and reach your full potential, you need not fear failure. Embracing failure without a fear attitude maximizes your perseverance, determination, and motivation. To achieve success in life, you must know resilience. Only through failing will you build resilience. If Miss Iris had given up when her name wasn't on the list after the fast casting, she would have never become Miss Universe 2016.

2. Failure is the Best Teacher
Failure is life's ultimate lesson ideal for growth. No matter how you try to avoid it, failure will happen. This does not mean that you should always expect failure, but when it occurs, accept it. The knowledge that failure brings with it can be harnessed to overcome future setbacks. Nothing can replace the lessons of failure. If Miss Iris didn't believe that if you fail you need to try again and keep going, she wouldn't have won that prestigious crown. Failure makes you reconsider, rethink, and discover new strategies and ways to accomplish your goals. Only through failure will you learn from your mistakes and understand yourself. 

3. Failure Brings Humility
Listening to Miss Iris, you will marvel at her level of humility. Failure has a way of humbling people. When your ego gets in your way, you will not open your heart and mind to new ideas from other people. To be successful, you have to accept correction in humility. Most importantly, you have to learn when corrected and keep moving towards your dreams. 

4. Failure Molds Your Character
There are two types of people in life; those who take failure as a temporary setback, and those who take failure personally and give up. Everyone feels emotionally down after failing. Nevertheless, our reaction to failure is what determines our path to success. For the new Miss Universe, failure was simply a stepping stone to success. 

Wrapping it up

As the saying goes, "If you have never failed, you have never lived." Failure is definitely one of the aspects of life feared by many people. Nonetheless, everyone has failed and will fail again. All successful people failed but did not give up. You might think that people who are successful just got fortunate; that success just dropped into their laps on a silver platter. Take a leaf from Iris Mittenaere's achievement and embrace failure as the quickest road to success. Failure is a part of success, learn from it!