Everyone hates to fail but what most people don’t realize is that failing is part of success. Anyone whohas ever succeeded has failed many times. So, howdo you overcome failure?

Here are 5 keys to overcoming failure.

1. Learn from your mistakes and failures.
How did you learn to ride a bike? The shortanswer: you fell off 100 times. Every time youmake a mistake or fail, learn as much as you can from it so that you are better prepared next time.

Action Step: Write down the top five things thatyou learned from your last mistake or failure.

2. Don’t dwell on it.
Now that you have learned something from yourmistake, move on. Don’t dwell on your past. Youcan’t tell where you are going if you are lookingbackwards. Also, dwelling on your past failureswill keep you in prison right where you are.

Action Step: Read what you have written down inKey 1 (The 5 Things You Learned).

3. Don’t be afraid to try again.
Don’t let the fear from your last failure stopyou from reaching your greatness, goal, dream, orpotential. Just like learning to ride that bike,you didn’t fall once or twice and then give up.

Action Step: Take what you have learned and tryit again now that you are better prepared.

4. Surround yourself with positive people.
No matter what it is that you are trying toachieve, surround yourself with successful peoplethat have done what you want to do. One of thebest ways to overcome failure is to learn howother people just like you overcame failure. Thiswill not only encourage you but give you theproof that it can be done.

Action Step: Find a person or a group of peoplewho are successful and get around them as soon aspossible.

5. Realize that failure is part of the learning curve.
Failure and mistakes aren’t fun but they are whathelp us learn to be great at whatever it is weare trying to achieve. “There are no secrets tosuccess. It is the result of preparation, hardwork, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

Action Step: Think back to a time where yousucceeded. Then think how many times you failedor made mistakes to get to that success.

Now that you have the 5 Keys to OvercomingFailure, go out there and just do it! You have aseed of greatness on the inside of you. Don’t letanyone or anything stop you from reaching yourfull potential in life.

Author's Bio: 

Jason and Rebecca are the founders of www.findyourgreatness.com. They have helped many people to get started on their path towards greatness and start living their dreams.