What to do after a Failure; Simply.

After a failure it is predictable that you are not feeling very good about yourself. Just remember it is how you handle the failure that will make the difference. Here are 3 tips that might help

  1. Tackle the ‘someday’ list

This is the time to do the things you have been putting off for when you have the time. You know, the list of things you told yourself you would do; some day. Now is the perfect time to tackle the things on it. Do as many of these activities as possible; bit by bit.

Before you know it, you will have done a myriad of tasks without a thought of …you know what.

  1. Talk to someone (a good listener)

Choose a good listener (good friend or acquaintance) and talk. Tell the person what you are going through. They may even have a solution but even if they do not, they will empathize.  And try to cheer you up instinctively.

If your friends know you are going through a rough patch they will know how to react when you behave oddly (like suddenly snap at them).

  1. Read

If you are one of those people that are uncomfortable about talking about your failures to another person or are just not ready to then a good distraction is a good book. It does not have to be a Self-help book. Choose a genre that you like, be it romance, adventure, drama, or thriller.

Just immerse yourself in the book and be busy with the protagonist’s life for a bit. You will probably pick up an uplifting gem or two.

  1. Learn from the experience

Learn from your shortcomings, understand your weaknesses, and dedicate yourself to constant improvement. It’s the only way you’ll solve your problems for good and achieve the determination you need to reach your goals.

Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Nelson Mandela


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About Balekile Gausi

A prolific Zambian writer covering work, money and lifestyle that passed through university and came away with a very good grasp of public administration, finance management, money and banking and international relations. A civil servant that quickly opted for self-employment and training as a Journalist and Writer Balekile has been a freelance feature writer for several decades and has also published fiction in Drum and The BBC Focus on Africa Magazine. Settled and living in Lusaka after many years of living in several cities in Africa and Europe; Balekile is also an avid bird watcher, is married with 3 adult children and has an extraordinary fondness for chikanda ( the local delicatessen that vegans and non-vegans world-wide are putting on their bucket list!)

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