Thursday, 18 September 2008
How are you taking it?
Any person who goes through life without experiencing failure is the ultimate failure in life.Why?Because if a person has never failed,they have never attempted to achieve or accomplish extraordinary goals.They have not reached for excellence and have stayed safely within the realm of mediocrity.
Success is not defined by or built upon the absence of failure.Rather,success is felt only when failure is accepted as part of the process and is overcome.An athlete becomes an outstanding success when they set new records.Most highly successful entrepreneurs fail multiple times in the process of setting up businesses.
My colleague was excited to tell us yesterday that her son took his first step,stumble and fell.A child learning to walk falls down many times before taking those successful first steps,then stumbles and falls again and again before being able to walk,and then run.The body needs to learn the failure before it can know the success.
Without the willingness to experience yet another failure,no child would ever walk.Without the willingness to experience failure,no great deed would ever get done,no new thing would ever be accomplished,nothing new would ever be learned.
Those who risk the most,succeed the most. Failure is meant to be an encourager to success; when you fail, the silent words being communicated is,"Try harder".In other words,embrace failure when it comes,don't allow it to keep you down...it demonstrates that you are on your way to success.When u give up then you are failure.
Failure is an event not a person.