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Failure isn’t often talked about because it’s embarrassing, but it’s important to remember that everyone has their own failures. You aren’t alone. Learn how to cope with your failure and learn from it, below.
Let yourself feel your emotions. Whether you need to scream, cry or talk about it with someone, make yourself feel those emotions. By doing this, it eases your tension, as well as reminds you how you don’t want to feel that way again.
Understand how you failed. Depending on the situation, it may be apparent how the failure occurred, but it’s healthy to understand what steps led you to failure. Acknowledging what happened can help you move on and know what steps to not repeat.
Accept your failure and move on. Dwelling on your failure isn’t going to help you move forward. If someone else was affected by your failure, apologize. If you know how to fix your mistake, do it. If you have a new idea or project, start it. The best way to move forward is to keep going.
Celebrate your successes. Remember to feel proud about your successes. Learning from your failures can lead to accomplishments. Relish in the feeling of a job well done because you deserve it.