That is a word that most people dread.
Everyone wants to be a success. We want to be liked and admired.
But that dreaded "F" word always pops up. Failure.
This experience is strong enough to make you want to quit and start a new life.
Success takes time and effort. Yes,many times you will fail before you are succesful.
just about anybody who has become succesful if they have ever failed at
any aspect of their journey.Chances are you will get quite a few
stories of missteps and blunders.
The difference between long-term success and failure is the reaction to it.
People who,as charlie sheen says are "Winners overcome the obstacles".
Yes,failure happens,live with it, learn from it.
is a need to change the view on failure it is not something that needs
to be avoided. It is a chance to learn something that does not work!
is not always reaching the destination that defines the man(or
woman),but the journey that is taken to get there. The biggest successes
have gone through the biggest failures.
If you are struggling in
your business or even if you're looking for small business
opportunities do not be afraid to try things that are "new" "different"
and perhaps even fly in the face of conventional wisdom. The worst thing
that can happen is failure which is just a chance to learn and grow.
illustrate the point, here is a list of 11 people who were all hugely
succesfull in their fields. All of them failed. Not only did these
people fail,but they failed on a massive scale. Yet history still views
these successful people who failed as great success stories because they
bounced back and succeded in the end.
1| Thomas Edison:
Chances are you have heard of Edison in relation to overcoming failure before. He was a master of "trail and error"
asked about the many thousands of failures he had when trying to create
the light-bulb he famously said,"I have not failed. I've just found
10,000 ways that won't work. But there is even more to it than that. As a
child he was thought to be dumb and told that he would never be a
success by many of his teachers,because his mind would often wander in
Good thing for us that the great inventor in history did not
2| Elvis Presley:
not need to be a Elvis fan to acknowledge the impact he has had on
popular music. They don't dub somebody the "king" of a form of music
without a great amount of success.
But even for Elvis success came
after failure. This first recordings went nowhere. After that he tried
to join a vocal quartet and was told he, "Couldn't Sing". Finally,right
before he became popular,he was told,"You ain't going nowhere, son. You
ought to go back to driving a truck".
3| Micheal Jordan:
hard to imagine it, but the jordan, he is arguably the greatest
basketball player ever,was once cut from his high school team.
jordan puts it, "I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I
have lost almost 300 games on 26 occasions. I have been entrusted to
take the game winning shot, and I missed.
I have failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
4| Vicent Van Gogh:
Gogh paintings these days sell for incredible amounts of money. Four of
his paintings have sold for more than 100 million dollars.
Yet Van Gogh is a cautionary tale. In his life he was a failure.
slowly began to build a reputation while he was alive, but he also had a
ton of critics. He burned and destroyed many of his paintings out of
frustration and was known to only sell ONE PAINTING.
He did not work
to overcome his failure and killed himself.Soon after his death his work
began to garner intense critical and financial success.
5| Stephen King:
working as a teacher in rural Maine when he wrote his first
novel,"Carrie". King had some small success selling short stories
previously, but nothing that anyone could create a "career" on. King
Submitted "Carrie" 30 times. King was rejected 30 times. Before his 31st
attempt he threw the manuscript out. His wife rescued it from the round
file and asked to try one more time. The rest ..... Is history.