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Ridiculous? – Well I didn’t think so!

The sound of the word “failure” is sadly and vastly referred to as negative and abominable in the world of today that celebrates success alone and ignores failure as a pathway to success. It’s like a curse word that is readily rebuked without sparing a minute. As highly negative as failure is thought however, failure is the very essence of a successful life!

Time and time again, failures prove to be the most prominent chance to develop one’s self. Many individuals surrender soon after disappointments, one major reason why they carry on with a life of steady disillusionment.

I am sharing this article with you today to change your perception of failure. I need you to see failure contrastingly with the goal of moving your life in directions that you never thought were conceivable.

What is failure anyway, if not the mere disappointment of not getting a wanted result? -But then the next initiative after failing should be trying all over again!

Failure creates that brand new opportunity to begin again, and this time more intelligently. It is only without “trying” that failure really becomes failure. Trying means that you are still moving, in a conscious, purposeful way in a direction that must in the end lead you to success, maybe not now but later, but as long as you keep moving! “Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.” -Mandy Hale

A few Inspiring Stories of Failures that in the end begot Success!

Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he finally succeeded.

Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer.

Colonel Sanders had the construction of a new road put him out of business in 1967. He went to over 1,000 places trying to sell his chicken recipe before he found a buyer interested in his 11 herbs and spices. Seven years later, at the age of 75, Colonel Sanders sold his fried chicken company for a finger-lickin’ $15 million!

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor for lack of ideas. Disney also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.

Charles Darwin, father of the theory of evolution, gave up a medical career and was told by his father, “You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat catching.” In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, “I was considered by my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard in intellect.

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four years old and didn’t read until he was seven. His teacher described him as “mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.” He was expelled and refused admittance to Zurich Polytechnic School. The University of Bern turned down his Ph.D. dissertation as being irrelevant and fanciful.

Their stories are  significant on the grounds that despite the fact that they failed, they amassed greatness from their so-called failures because of one single reason–they didn’t stop trying!

It is not basic for something, particularly our greatest dreams, to work out on the first attempt. Truth be told, when we attempt something we have never tried before, and we achieve it on the first attempt, we think of ourselves as geniuses, but this cannot always be the case. “The fastest way to succeed is to double your error rate,” said Thomas J. Watson. This strikes failure again as a necessary ingredient of success!

Regardless of what it is that you need to do, don’t be let down by disappointments, view it as a great chance to get closer to what you need. Use your great companions “why” and “how”. When you find that things didn’t go the way you needed them to, find out why it didn’t work out. Then follow up your why questions with the how question of the means you would need to plan a better strategy.

Be inspired on the grounds that if you ever failed at something, that implies that you are attempting to move towards something you need. Simply attempting to get to something you need is an achievement. In the end, 99% of the time we can’t succeed unless we have had a couple of disappointments along the way!

Along these lines, from this day forward you should not be disheartened when things don’t go the way that you trusted they would. I hope you will be enlivened by seeing failures as a chance towards enhancing your strategy and getting significantly closer to your achievements.

Happy New week! Wish you a week filled with transformational success.

- Nonye

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