People think that there are two paths. One that takes you to success and other that takes you to failure. But the truth is, there is only one path passing through failures and last destination is success.
Success is not an accident. It requires time and effort. Yes, many times you will fail before you are truly successful. Failure is not something that is to be avoided, it is a chance to learn something and to grow.
It is not about how successful you are, it is all about how many times you failed before you became successful.
There are few very famous personalities, who failed on a massive scale but still people admire them because they came back every time they failed and succeeded in the end.
ALBERT EINSTEIN A genius everyone knows about. Yet even for him genius does not come easy. As a child he had speech difficulties and even told to be mentally handicapped. As a teen he rebelled against his schools reliance on rote learning and failed. He tried to test into Zurich Polytechnic, but failed again.
Einstein buckled down, received the requisite training and applied to Zurich Polytechnic again, and of course was accepted.
A few years later he had a PHD and was recognized as a leading theorist. A few years after that he had a Nobel prize for physics and began to be recognized asthe genius of our modern era.
He said that "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new".
ABRAHAM LINCOLN "When the going gets tough, the tough gets going". If he had given up when things were hard, the world would have been a different place. He never received much formal education but he taught himself and became a lawyer and congressman. Lincoln lost the senate election, but really impressed a lot of the “right” people, even with his loss. Two years later he ran for president and won. Thankfully he did not let lack of formal education, initial failure or setbacks rattle him.
FRED ASTAIRE He said that "Do it big, do it right and do it with style". He is widely regarded as the most influential dancer in the history of film. During his first screen test an RKO executive noted that Astaire, “Can’t sing. Can’t act. Balding. Can dance a little.”
Despite this initial rejection, Astaire persevered and ended up becoming one of the top actors, singers and dancers of his generation.
STEPHEN KING King was 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 31stattempt he threw the manuscript out. His wife rescued it from the round file and asked him to try one more time. And then the success began.
ELVIS PERSLEY He said that "When things go wrong, don't go with them." You do 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. His 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 goin’ nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.”
Obstacles are there to overcome. Adventures are never worth taking if its easy. What matters is your attitude towards all the failures in your life. Either let it make you or let it break you.
These people were so successful in life but it never happened in a day. Failing is a part of success.