It seems like we have two options in life: succeed or fail. Get what you worked for and you’re a success. Fall short of that, and you’re a failure. We think about these two outcomes as if they were binary.
But maybe it’s time we rethink failure. That is, how we can use failure to provide advantages that we might not gain otherwise.
Here are four of the most important ways.
1. Use the emotions from failure to become stronger
Failure seems to imply that nothing is gained. Hours of work and energy have been put into an endeavor, but the output is zero. At least, that’s what it looks like from the outside.