Don’t let your failures determine your path

“Failure won’t kill you but your fear of failure just may keep you from success”

  • Cynthia Hass

Fear is innate to human nature. It is an unpleasant emotion that we tend to feel before we take any step just like doing something new. But should we let fear overcome us & stop trying new things?

Here are a few facts about why trying & failing are better:

  • Failing means being redirected from the path where you shouldn’t be. It can be frustrating to fail after getting the courage to try something unusual from your routine but it can also mean that this is somewhere you’re not ought to be and a brighter path is waiting for you to be taken.
  • Failure opens up a new opportunity If one is being redirected, then it means a new opportunity is waving. We cannot simply give up just because we fail because this world has endless possibilities that we could take advantage of. Mark Zuckerberg created more programs in the past and failed several times before getting successful with Facebook. Jack Ma’s job application has been rejected by different companies only to become the founder of Alibaba. The list goes on for the people who failed in a different area of their lives but succeed in the other because they did not give up.
  • Failure means getting another chance with better results Failure only makes your next chance easier, quicker, and surer. Just like how scientists work. Through conducting several trials, they were able to perfect their experiments which became easier over time since they are just correcting previous errors and it mostly leads to better results even after another chance is taken.

Every failing moment is like a chance for you to take a better shot. Knowing what works, what can work, and knowing what you are capable of doing is what makes failing beautiful. It is exciting knowing that with every failure, you are one stop closer to where you wanted to be.

Failure won’t kill you but your fear of failure just may keep you from success. Just bear in mind that you must not let successes get to your head but also must not let the failure consume your heart.

Sharon Buchalter, PhD, CHT, LMFT, BCPC, ACFE, NBHE, FCICPP

Dr. Sharon Fried Buchalter is a Distinguished Clinical Psychologist, as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been practicing since 1996 and specializes in counseling children, adolescents, parents, couples, and families. As a parenting coach, Dr. Sharon has developed various revolutionary tools to help couples, parents, and families achieve happiness and success.

These include successful workshops that focus on topics such as family leadership, new parent survival skills, and life skills training for teens and college students. Her first book Children Are People Too provides eight essential steps designed to strengthen families and empower parents to be their own child’s life coach and mentor. Her second book New Parents Are People Too,

provides relationship advice for couples entering parenthood for the first time and teaches how to not lose your own individuality.

Dr. Sharon is also an executive life coach, public speaker, and career counselor and has worked as a corporate training development manager. As a Human Resource Consultant, for both public and private organizations, she designs and implements management training programs that enhance motivational, leadership, and communication skills, as well as behavioral modification programs in stress management, smoking cessation, weight control, and assertiveness training. Her employee workshops include sensitivity training, improving interpersonal communications, and human relations.

Dr. Sharon holds a Master’s and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York City. She also holds a Master’s in Social Work from NYU and MBA in Industrial Psychology from the Zicklin School of Business, in New York City. She has received the highest accreditation as a Board-Certified Diplomate-Fellow in advanced child and adolescent psychology, marital and family relations, psychoeducational assessment, hypnotherapy, and

clinical psychology.

Although Dr. Sharon has worked with people from all walks of life from inner city teenagers to CEOs, her main mission is to help parents transform their kids into leaders and manifest their full potential, and educate, enlighten, and empower children of all ages. Her latest coaching program Mentor Your Child to Success is designed around business management concepts that are used by many successful leaders. Her program helps parents to transform their kids into leaders and manifest their full potential using her multi-level POS method.