How to Deal With Failure as an Entrepreneur

business life Sep 09, 2019

Do you ever have one of those days or weeks or years where you're like, "OK God! I'm done learning! Can we just move on?"

That's me this year. I feel like my life has been SO CRAZY! Being an entrepreneur is NOT for the faint of heart. It's never-ending, it's lonely, there are no guarantees.... And you are the one who's in charge of all the things. 

It's been one of the hardest years but the most rewarding if I'm looking at my personal growth, spiritual growth, and just plain "lessons learned." 

Lessons learned aren't always fun though. I used to look at disappointments, letdowns, and failures as just that...disappointments, letdowns, and failures. But after spending a ton of time working on my mindset and really learning why have the feelings I have when certain circumstances arise, I've been able to turn them around and ask God, "What lesson are you trying to teach me?"

Don't get me wrong, I don't have this perfect. It's definitely something that has to be practiced. But every time something happens, I find myself catching myself even quicker. 

I'll allow myself to be upset or frustrated or whatever the feeling might be. There's a reason those feelings pop up. But not for too long. I then ask myself the following questions:

  • Why I'm feeling this way?
  • What were the expectations I placed on myself or my spouse or my business or ______?
  • What did I possibly do in the past that brought this outcome?
  • What can I learn from this so that this doesn't happen in the future?

There's no sense in wasting our days being angry, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Our feelings are our choice and those feelings create our actions. So would you rather act like a frustrated person? Or act like a purposeful, hopeful, passionate, driven person?

Honor your feelings but then take control of them! You were created on purpose and for purpose, friend! Start showing up like it!!

How have you been able to turn a complete "failure" into something positive?


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