Following colossal failures these people went on to live spectacular lives

If you've never failed, you've never lived.

Those who are most successful in life, are often those who have overcome great obstacles and learned from past mistakes.

Here are 5 tips for overcoming failure in your life.

1. Stay positive.

People say that attitude is everything. A positive attitude can help you stay focused on your goals when things go wrong.

2. Don’t give up.

One of the world’s greatest leaders of all time, Abraham Lincoln only gained the U.S. presidency after a long string of defeats in elections. You’ll never get there unless you keep moving forward.

3. Don’t compare yourself to others.

One thing we know about life is that it is different for everyone. It’s a long journey and one that we make individually. Things are always changing and so it does no good to compare our journey to someone else’s.

4. Try something new.

If you don’t succeed the first time, try coming at your goal from another angle. Or, try making a new goal. Sometimes a change in perspective is all you need to acheive.

5. Be happy now.

No one is a total failure. Focus on and be grateful for the good things you have in your life. Don’t tie your happiness to some future event — be happy now.

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