What Do You Gain When You Fail? Failure Analysis & Motivation

Kshitij Alawandi
Jul 05, 2019   •  36 views

The perception of failure has been imbibed as a low-key issue in the society. The royal society does not embrace defeat let alone reward it. However, everybody is aware of the failure-to-success tales of great personalities like Steve Jobs, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, etc. Take into consideration any field or domain, there are personalities whose tales are nothing but inspirational motives.

To quote

Success is failure in progress – Albert Einstein

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure – Abraham Lincoln

We don’t look backwards very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths – Walt Disney

What do you gain when you fail?

This is one of the most frequent questions one would ask themselves. Failure, although comes at a great cost, is not always a loss. It leaves behind a perfect impact, when accepted with optimism. After going through a failure, one should follow these six traits:


When we encounter failure, we usually tend to go into self-analysis. The ability to get back up from the blow is definitely a booster to dig deep and find oneself and the tendency to overcome consequences. Self-analysis helps in reflecting on the position one is in, in various aspects of life. Make necessary adjustments and be prepared, armed with this information.


The ability to pick oneself up from anything is nothing but courage. When the path along which we walk is familiar, there won't be any insecurities. Contrary to what some might infer, courage is not a quality one is born with. It is a quality that is cultivated and honed. With an experience of failure, courage cultivates by itself.


It is the inner driving force which acts as ignition to improve the quality of work. There are various ways to get motivated. Self-motivation is the ultimate way to mitigate the outcome of failure. Motivation stimulates the energy and desire to continue being committed to the job. Motivation helps in acting towards accomplishment of the goals. Failure builds up the urge to be motivated and stay interested in the goals.


Perhaps, well organized plans were a deficit when one fails. Keep things organized in order to have a clear picture and true motive of goals or aims. Better organization leads to a better performance of plans which in turn drives the urge to learn.


The greatest gift one can receive from failure is experience. Greater the experience, greater the odds of conquering the goals. In this way, one won’t be a novice to failure, instead one can adapt to situations and act accordingly. Experience is the knowledge gained through complete involvement or exposure. It involves intellect and consciousness which do come in handy to overcome failure.

Modesty & Humility

The quality of modesty is often accompanied by humility. When we tend to be modest, we often give up our ego to failure. One less commodity to worry about in life. This quality or characteristic behaviour intensifies openness to procure wisdom.

Failure has two paths, a path to despair and a path to grow. A path towards growth is instinctive when failure is dealt with an optimistic approach. It wouldn’t be inappropriate to say that failure is necessary to make us apt to take quantum leaps.

Don’t try to find the reason for failure, try to find the reason in failure