If you are sad that life has knocked you down, what would you do? Stay there or rise and shine again. Both options are open for you, but which is a better option? Indeed, to get up, rise, and try one more time with full energy. For this, you need to learn how to manage your failures and try to figure out what went wrong and then start again to become a better version of yourself.

 It is a fact that none of us want to fail. Nothing hurts more than a failure be it in any field or any frontier of personal or professional life. Failure is inevitable, all of us have faced failures and have taken invaluable lessons from those failures. Still, there is no guarantee that we will not face failures again.

Everyone wants to win and achieve success, but most of the time, failure is what we receive. And it is hard to swallow when you have done something that screwed up. There are many times when life can hit you with a brick on the head and make you fall, but that does not mean that you should fall and continue to stay there.

You can always get back again when life knocks you down.

Here I would like to illustrate the example of Steve Jobs who is regarded as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer era. With Steve Wozniak, Jobs founded Apple Inc. in 1976 and transformed the company into a world leader in telecommunications. Widely considered a visionary and a genius, he oversaw the launch of such revolutionary products as the iPod and the iPhone. It is said that Steve Jobs was fired from the company that he started.

He did not give up. He used this experience to build up his character, and leadership and turned his struggles into strengths. Eventually, Jobs went back to Apple and transformed the company into one of the most valuable companies in the world.

Similar is the story of Walt Disney. Walter Elias Disney was an American animator, film producer, and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, he holds the record for most Academy Awards earned and nominations by an individual.

Walt Disney (born December 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died December 15, 1966, in Los Angeles, California) American motion picture and television producer and showman, famous as a pioneer of animated cartoon films and as the creator of such cartoon characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

He was fired by a company due to his “lack of imagination.” However, that did not deter his spirit to start his own company and build the Walt Disney theme park and Mickey Mouse into stardom.

As you can see, if you want to make a comeback, you must learn how to manage your failures. You must learn how to rise when life knocks you down.

Always remember this, life can knock you down seven times, but you can decide and get back up again for the eighth time.

When life gets you down, don’t despair, you are not alone. Don’t let yourself sink into the mud. Pull on some boots, grab your raincoat, and choose to dance in the rain. Change your perspective on the situation, find your faith, embrace the rain, or look for the rainbow in the clouds.”

  All said and done, after suffering a big blow, it is hard to accept the truth and it is often heart-breaking. And probably, you will not get over it in a day or two.

Just in case, you have just failed at a product launch, been fired from your company, forced to close your business, or filed for bankruptcy, take some time off to heal yourself, especially emotionally. Pick up the loose thread and start organizing. There is no harm in taking some time off, but it must be limited and a break of unlimited duration. Otherwise, your spirit will break.

This way it is alright to take some time off.

After Steve Jobs was fired from his own company, he took three months off to travel and discover himself.

Eventually, he found out that he still loved what he did and decided to start a company called Next.

The rest, they say, is history.

Perhaps, it is a good time to take a rest, to slow down, and to reflect on what has happened.

It is during these times that most big ideas and successful companies and businesses were born.

“It does not matter how long it takes you to get back up, just get back up. Life likes to throw us curveballs to teach us or make us into something better.”

 Choose not to give up, and try one more time because:

 Courage does not always roar.

  • Fall seven times and stand up eight.
  • It is not that I am so smart, it is just that I stay with problems longer.
  • Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Strategies to Help You Bounce Back After Slipping Up

  • Schedule your habits into your life.
  • Stick to your schedule, even in small ways.
  • Have someone who expects something of you.
  • Focus on what you can work with.
  • Just because it is not optimal, does not mean it is not beneficial.

Hence, rise from the ashes and strike back!!