Some people are just better equipped at handling failure than others, but unfortunately, many of us struggle to bounce back after experiencing a personal failure. That means it takes time to work up the courage to tackle something new, which can be a very difficult way of managing life circumstances.
Nothing could be truer when that failure is the breakdown of a relationship. Many people believe that they can survive on love; feel as though you are the perfect team and you don’t need to worry about life’s pressures because you’ve got this. Unfortunately, if you fail to take your relationship seriously it is likely to collapse.
You can bounce back from a failure, no matter what type of failure it may be, there are some lessons that you can carry with you on your way.
Take Your Time. It doesn’t matter what it is, whether you’re recovering from the end of a relationship, starting a new one, or even relaunching your career- just take your time. Don’t jump into making spur of the moment decisions that you may live to regret later down the line. You don’t need to let the view of others cloud your vision.
Forgive Yourself. The biggest mistake that people make when dealing with failure is beating themselves up. It’s one thing to recognize the mistakes you made and accept that you were responsible for certain things. However, you can’t move on if you don’t forgive yourself. This might be the most difficult steps you face, and it might take you months to work through it and that’s okay. Just know, you must forgive yourself.
Accountability. You can take responsibility for your actions without beating yourself up over it, but it’s important that you learn how to take accountability and identify a solution instead of continuing to blame others.
The Past Has No Place Here. Life is for living, not surviving, so don’t give up on your future happiness just because the past didn’t work out. Your mistakes don’t get to dictate the future.
Love and Live Again. When a relationship or marriage ends, it is easy to blame yourself and fuel your negative inner dialogue by telling yourself you don’t deserve happiness. The truth is that no one will judge you as harshly as you judge yourself. You will eventually come to a place where you realize you are worthy of living a happy life and that you deserve to love again.
You shouldn’t be afraid of following your heart and finding new adventures, even if your initial plans didn’t pan out. Mistakes don’t equal total failure. So, start processing your emotions and learn to forgive yourself. Once you have reached that point, you can push beyond the fear and start living the life that you truly deserve. If you are struggling to do just that, then it may be time to enlist the services of a trained professional who is able to provide you with the counseling and guidance that you need to process the events you have experienced. Remember, there is no shame in reaching out for help.