Let’s define failure
According to Merriam-Webster, failure is defined as: failure of performance, state of inability to perform a normal function, & giving away under stress.
If we see failure in this light, then depression, disappointment, despair, anxiety, anger, & shame will sure follow.
What do I associate with failure?
o Motivation- Having to urge to savor victory once it happens.
o Insight- An opportunity to problem solve & devise new strategies to overcome obstacles.
o Drive- Push yourself beyond your limits.
o Reflection- Building inner strength & finding out characteristics that you may not know you have.
o Gratification- Giving yourself due credit (praise).
All in all, failure can be seen as both a negative and a positive! How would you define failure?
Are you ready to shift your perspective from negative to positive to think about things differently (in a more optimistic way)?
Begin psychotherapy/psychoanalysis today!
Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Failure. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved March 22, 2022, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/failure