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March 1, 2018 by admin




Failure is a word that mental health practitioners hear often. It can be a catchall for anxiety, depression, frustration, and disappointment at not gathering the expectations one has for them or that are derived from their family and friends.  More concretely, failure can be framed in connection with an incapability or lack of want to register success where performance can be measured analytically–for example in school or at work.

There is, perhaps, no realm where relativism gets center stage more than failure.  A performance by an elite athlete that they believe is a failure would be a radiant success for a usual person.  Creating unreasonably high goals or expectations facilitates failure for most people.  In the fitness world, the notion of absolutism–that working out every day for hours is essential–is commonly thought to suppress people’s desire to be fit, in turn leading to a sense of failure.

Failure should be placed in Context

While mental health practitioners have a need to generate labels in order to assess and treat people, these labels can reinforce negative self-perception.  Believing that one is a “failure” is noticeably a function of self-perception, and the critical issue is how to change that perception.  Said another way, this just means that the way a person behaves in one situation may be completely different if the circumstances were different.

As it transmit to a sense of failure, this is crucial, since no one is perpetually a failure, merely–like everyone–subject to impediments and obstacles that might not yield the intended results.  Indeed, other research suggests that it is more natural for people to process their thoughts in positive terms and that having an overly positive self-evaluation and unrealistic optimism is characteristic of usual human thought.

The Need to Escape from One’s Own Head

There is an increasing body of work from practitioners and researchers who are focused on how the mind procedure thought and ways to shift people away from a self-defeating pattern of negative thought and emotion.

In effect, one’s “mind” and one’s “life” are two distinct things.  Through the practice of new habits that can enlarge self-awareness, it is probable to stop listening to an inner voice calling out failure and refocus on positive thoughts.  One recommended modification is to shift one’s focus from the head to the body when a negative thought or group of thought happen.  It is also constructive to reframe a negative internal narrative.  Instead of looking at other fit people at the gym and thinking that there is no point to working out, it would be better to note that even a moderate amount of exercise will be beneficial and in turn lead to more positive thoughts and actions.


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