Before You Take ‘Failure’ Label

In life, we sometimes succeed and at another time fail. We get result in some endeavuors and don’t get in some others. Painfully, when we fail to get result in an area, the world is quick to label us Failures. On BrojidStepUp today, I want to share with you why you should not accept failure label and how to prove those who give you the tag liars.


In life, we sometimes succeed and at other times fail. We get result in some endeavours and don’t get in some others. Painfully, when we fail to get result in an area, the world is quick to label us Failures.

While it’s free to give us any tag it chooses to, it lies on us to accept it or reject it. If you accept that you are a failure, it gets registered in your subconscious and affects your performance in life.  That’s why you and I should be careful the label we accept as our true identity.

The fact that you failed in an endeavour or a project doesn’t make you a failure. It only means that you have failed in something. For instance, the fact that you failed out of medical school doesn’t make you a failure. Also, graduating from school with a pass doesn’t make you a failure. In the same vein, don’t accept the lie that you are a failure because you started a career, business or a venture that failed.

Those things may have failed; but they don’t make you a failure. You may not get the intended result in those areas; but that doesn’t mean you lack the ability to get result when you try them again or even do another things.

When your career, business, organization, relations or whatsoever hit the rock, don’t mourn it forever. Pick the lessons you can from it and start on a fresh note or leave and start something else. Sometimes, failure is nature’s of way of telling us that we are doing something wrong and therefore we should do it the right way.

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You have the seed of success in you. However, if in the process of manifestation of that success, you experience non-successes, don’t think you are a failure. Keep your gaze on success and continue reaching for it with all you have got until you cancel the effect of whatever failure you may have recorded.

If they failed because of your mistakes, take necessary corrections and start again. If they failed because they are meant to fail, move on to other things. Some things are just not your thing! God has deposited great abilities in you; however, he has not wired you to be able to do everything. If you are wired to fly like birds and chose to swim like fish, you will be a failure. So, find where you belong and stay there.

When people label you failure; it’s their opinion. It doesn’t necessarily represent the reality of your life; it’s just a reflection of their judgment which can be faulty. Many people like them have come and gone; yet those they tagged failures shock away the tag and moved on to become successful. If you have no reason to persist until you achieve success; persist just to prove those who wrote you odd liars.

Unconfirmed sources has it that renowned economist, Professor Chukwuma Soludo failed out of Medical school to study economics. He has become a First Class economist. He refused the failure label, by going to where he truly belongs and immersing himself into it until, his star became glaring.

Nigerian Lady of Blogging, Linda Ikeji can’t be described as successful model. In plain terms, she failed there. But that didn’t make her a failure. She moved on to what comes out of her naturally – writing – and excelled in it beyond her imagination.

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My Point?

You have the seed of success in you. However, if in the process of manifestation of that success, you experience non-successes, don’t think you are a failure. Keep your gaze on success and continue reaching for it with all you have got until you cancel the effect of whatever failure you may have recorded.

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Joseph Dinwoke

Chief Content Officer at Brojid World
Joseph 'Brojid' Dinwoke, Radio producer/OAP at Radio Nigeria Voice96.7FM, and publicist, is the curator of Brojid.com. At Brojid World, he creates contents and provides training, mentoring, coaching and inspiration for peak performance in your life and work through blog posts, podcasts, books and training. You can follow him on social media by clicking on any of these social media icons. To get his daily inspirational and insightful broadcast on WhatsApp, connect with him with: 0810 550 4664

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