“Failure Is Not The opposite Of Success, It Is Part Of Success.”
Did you fall down the first time you tried to walk? Most likely. Did you feel as if you were drowning the first time you ventured into deep water? Probably. Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat? Probably not.
R.H Macy failed times before his store in New York became popular. English novelist John Creasey received 753 rejection slips prior to publishing 564 books.
Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, yet he is best known for hitting 714 home runs.
Michael Jordan didn’t make the cut for his high – school basketball team when he was a sophomore. He cried over his failure but then tried harder. The next year he made the team and never looked back.
One salesman noted that he made one sale for about every ten “ cold calls” he made. Each sale averaged about $1,000. Rather than be discouraged when he was turned down, he’d simply say, “Well, I just made $ 100.” He saw himself as one – tenth closer to a commission.
Don’t expect never to fail. Expect occasional failure, learn from it, and move a little closer to your goal.
Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.
If one dream dies, dream another dream. If you get knocked down, get back up and go again- Joel Osteen
The difference between success and failure is often the ability to get up just up one more time you than fall down!
Moses easily could have given up. He had an “interrupted “childhood and lived with a foster family. He also had a strong temper, a stammering tongue, and a criminal record, but when God called to him, Moses ultimately said yes.
Joshua had seen the Promised Land and believed they could conquer their enemies and possess the land. Yet he was forced to wander in the wilderness for forty years with cowards who didn’t believe. He could have given up in discouragement, but he was willing to go when God said to go.
Peter had a hard time making the transition from fisherman to fisher of men. He sank while trying to walk on water, was strongly rebuked by Jesus for trying to tell Him what to do, and denied knowing Jesus in that hour Mein Jesus needed him most. He easily could have seen himself as a hopeless failure. But when the opportunity came to preach the Gospel before thousands on the Day of Pentecost, he rose to the occasion.
No matter what you’ve done, what mistakes you may have made, what errors you may have committed, you’re not a failure until you lie down and quit. Though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.
The real secret of Success is Ethusiasm – Walter chryster
After years of working in Rome on life size sculpture, Michelangelo went to Floremce, where a large block of splendid white Carrara marble had been obtained for a colossal statue. Within weeks, he had signed an agreement to complete a rendition of David for the cathedral. Contract in hand, he started in at once, working with a furious energy so great that he often slept in his clothes resenting the time with it look to take them off and put them on again.
He faultlessly examined and precisely measured the marble to see what pose it could accommodate. He made sketches of possible attitudes and careful, detailed drawings from models. He tested his ideas in wax on a small scale When he was finally satisfied with his design, only then did he pick up a chisel and mallet.
Michelangelo approached painting the ceiling of Sistine Chapel with the same intensity. He took only a month to develop the theme, then launched with a fury into the final design – building scaffolding and hiring helpers. Lying at uncomfortable angles on hard boards, breathing the suffocating air just under the vault – plaster dust inflaming his eyes and irritating his skin – he spent much of the next four years literally sweating in physical distress as he worked.
May you do your work with the same Passionate Enthusiasm!
“If The People really Set Their Minds
It Is Impossible To Prevent Their getting
What They Want.”- Henry Ford
Henry Ford was once asked,” How can I become a successful person?”
Ford replied,” If you start something, finish it!”
Ford learned this lesson early in his career. When he began work on his first automobile, he worked many long but exciting hours in a little brick building behind his home. Such enthusiasm overtook him that he found it hard to take time out to eat or sleep. Before he had completed his first car, however, he became acutely aware that he could build an even better car.
He was so sure of the need for improvements that the thrill and enthusiasm for his car began to lessen. Why spend all that time finishing a car that he already knew was inferior? Still, something inside him forced him to continue – to focus his total energy on the first car and finish what he had started – before he allowed himself to fantasize about a second car.
As it turned out, Ford said he learned even more about to improve the second car by finishing every detail of his original car. If he had given in to the temptation to quit building the first car, he may never have made any car at all.
Many people strive to be perfectionists, but the completionists usually accomplished more in life.
Finished last’ will always be better than ‘Did not finish’, which always trumps ‘Did not start.’
“The Secret Of Change Is To Focus All Of Your Energy, Not On Fighting The Old, But On Building The New.”- Socrates
Napoleon saw Italy but not the Alps. He had an objective, and he knew where he was going. The Alps were simply something to be crossed en route.
Washington saw the Hessians massed at Trenton. He didn’t see the Delaware choked with ice. A frozen river was simply a challenge to be overcome on the way to a victory.
Young people intent on improving their lives and earning college degrees will hold a strong image of “graduation day” in their minds. The exams, long nights of study, and jobs that must be done to pay for tuition and room and board are simply the price that is paid in exchange for a great reward.
A mother about to give birth has her mind and heart wrapped around the baby sh will soon hold in her arms. The agony of childbirth is simply something that must be endured to experience the joy of new life.
Many people have a tendency to focus on the obstacles that loom in front of them. But the truly successful will focus on the objectives – the goals, the reasons, the dreams – that lie beyond the obstacles.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Negative statements are huge roadblocks in our personal and professional progress. Just take a good look at these blocks and make efforts to remove them from your mindset.
Negative statements that we use every day :
- There’s only one right answer.
- That’s not logical
- Follow the rules.
- To err is wrong.
- That’s not my area.
- That’s not my responsibility.
Such attitude block ingenuity and resourcefulness. They also block positive synergies that could bring dynamism into our lives.
Remember the following :
- Be a Butterfly, not a crawling insect.
- Soar like an eagle.
- A turtle makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
- Every success story is a story of great failure too.
- Every problem has an in-built solution.
- Every failure teaches us something.
- Every threat carries an opportunity.
- Thank God for his blessings.
- Count your blessings and not troubles.
- Being a day with a smile.
- We have the power to choose and can control our thoughts.
- There are no hopeless situations; it is only people who becomes hopeless about them.
What you should do then :
- Be creative.
- Be innovative.
- Be inventive.
- Be dynamic
- Be an optimist.
- Take initiative.
- Take responsibility.
- Have courage.
- Have determination.
- Use your ingenuity.
- Have a sense of humour.
- Create positive synergies.