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The failure factor
In order to achieve greatness, you have to fail greatly. The most successful people will tell you that at some point in their careers, they thought they were going to fail. Not because they didn’t have enough confidence in themselves, but because they had risked everything. The difference between these successful people and those we never hear about again is that the former kept going.
Failure is actually a step forward or progresses towards your goal.
Throughout history, brilliant minds have said things like “Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill could not have been more on the money. Never giving up greatly increases your chances of success. Never giving up means you repeatedly fail and learn from your mistakes and move on. When we accept failure as progress we get closer and closer to
In other words, failure shows you how you cannot succeed, which, in essence, shows you how you can succeed. It is a multiple choice question; when you fail you are actually eliminating possible answers leaving the correct one for the choosing. Failure is what makes us better. Without failure, one does not improve. If one does not improve then one cannot succeed.
But failure is a great teacher. It shows us how to tread the right path
It is an important experience during one’s growing up years as it pushes one to perform. When one succeeds after failing first, it makes one humble, patient and hopeful. It teaches one to be resolute and calm.
General George Patton said: “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits the bottom.”
People, who treat failure as a stepping stone to greater success, can never feel let down. The various situations we encounter in everyday life can either be used to our advantage or we may just let the opportunity slip through our fingers. It is a choice we make. Even the most horrific events in our life may help us grow. A person is called successful only if s/he knows how to walk with elan even after failing. Failure makes us think. We realize what people go through when they fail and how they cope to succeed later. A century ago, Thomas Alva Edison said: “I did not fail 10,000 times, but I found out 10,000 ways that didn’t work.”
How to overcome failure
One who has met with failure needn’t invest same amount of labor as invested in one’s maiden attempt. He is merely required to analyze the ways he has adopted. Success without failure is seldom possible. Failure shouldn’t stop us living life well. It is always possible to live your best life despite the odds and hardship. No matter one has lost his job, suffered a financial crises, faced a heart break-one should always believe that be can live his life best despite all this. This optimistic attitude will give him the courage to go ahead with life living well with all the hope and vigor. Living well is the revenge to the failure.
Fortune’s favor the brave. And the brave is one who gets ahead, overcomes his failures and achieves his goal. We should keep our priorities before us, concentrate on them fully, do the consistent efforts and then we will see that everything is falling in its right place.
The brave have the confidence to welcome challenges in life. Failures should not result in pessimism. Pessimism acts as a stumbling block in one’ way to success. The pessimist sees difficulties in very opportunity. The optimist sees opportunities in every difficulty. Failures, thus, act as a ray of hope. In cases of failures, one should not be scared of the comments and criticism of the people.