2 Hidden Opportunities You Can Find in Failure


Yes, I mean it. Failure has some amazing opportunities tucked inside them. Regardless of whether you’ve been earnestly trying to turn a blind eye to your failures -- or even attempt to evade them at all costs, maybe it’s time to rethink things.

What if I told you that some of the greatest opportunities in life are found on the other end of your beliefs? While this probably sounds counterintuitive, consider gathering some dutch courage and reading on. You never know what lies in store for you--beyond failure.

Let’s discover the hidden opportunities in failure together….

Did you know that failure can help you settle down and reflect?

When things work for you, you don't think too much. But when something bad happens, you'll be forced to figure out how best to evade the failure.

Once the opportunity that you totally latched onto fizzles out, the situation forces you to see existing opportunities while groping your way for solutions.

So, when bad things happen, don’t just sink deep into pain till you forget the lessons you can learn from the experiences. In the grand scheme of things, opportunities hide beneath failures -- only if you’re courageous enough to look at them. The fact that your career or business is dwindling doesn’t mean that all is now lost. It probably means that you need to pause for a while and figure things out.

The late Dr. Myles Munroe, an influential Pastor, and Speaker once pointed out that when problems creep in, you shouldn’t give room for anxiety but ponder over the issues instead. Although you’ll feel the pain, the only surefire way of getting back at the pain is by seeking constructive solutions. Who knows? Maybe your previous failures will open up new opportunities lying ahead.

2. Opportunity to Toughen Up

Imagine you’re in the gym working out. You’re sweaty and tired, but the instructor insists that you should keep going regardless of how you’re feeling.

If you go on despite the pain, things will greatly change for you as time goes by. In fact, 6 months down the line, there’s a good chance that you’ll notice a marked improvement in your body and energy levels.

Don’t wish things were easier. Wish you were stronger.

Sometimes, the painful experiences that life presents to us seem unbearable. But if you keep going, there’s a good chance that you will toughen up. Well, things won’t be easier but you have to figure out new ways of making things work. Imagine being all alone in a country where you don’t understand their language. Of course, you’ll be disturbed right? But you only have two options: either recline and fall deep into fear or resolve to learn the new language to make things work.

Keep Trying

In all honesty, life is generally tough. Everyone has their fair share of trouble. But that doesn’t mean that you should give up. All you have to do is to strive to get stronger.



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Peter Mbayaki

Peter Mbayaki

Peter Mbayaki is a freelance writer,content strategist, aspiring entrepreneur and traveler. www.petermbayaki.com