A downfall is something we all despise. If it hasn’t happened to you, it eventually will. If you find yourself at a performance plateau right now, you are pretty much heading into a not-so-distant downfall. A downfall could be heartbreaking and terribly demotivating but you always have to look at the bright side of things. So, how on earth can a downfall be a good thing to you?
1. It’s time to change your ways
To us, a downfall is just a good slap in the face that you need to change your ways. You can’t expect to do the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. That’s how some people define insanity. As children we had our parents to give that good slap when we tried to stick our finger in the electric socket and now at an older age, that’s just how our surroundings teach us to not do the wrong. You should not be penalizing yourself for your mistake. Instead you should take it as a lesson to not do it again. If you’ve been lazy, everything else around you has its own way to teach you a good lesson of the value of hard work.
2. It sets your ego back to zero
There are some times in life when you feel invincible. We don’t blame you for that because that’s just human nature. When granted with a series of successful events, we tend to feel superior to others and build some cockiness along the way. Only when we fail, we go crawling back to God and begging for the mercy of our friends and family. A downfall is just a sign that you have been full of yourself and inconsiderate of others. It’s not such a bad thing after all because with the low ego level you are more open to criticism, which is a great thing.
3. It puts you back in the ‘chasing’ mode
It’s always easier chasing the title than retaining the title. Well that’s how I feel when I’m playing Gran Turismo and I’m in first place and I have another lap to go with someone chasing me from behind. A downfall gives you a chance to take a good look at your rivals and evaluate their ways. It allows you to formulate ways to overcome your weaknesses and put your strength to good use. It’s also a lot more fun and motivating when you have something to chase.