Failure: Success in progress

Every one of us at one point of time in our lives faces failure. We then sometimes tend to blame what we call “bad luck”. But it does carry a meaning when we seriously delve into it. That’s why people say luck is always with those who work hard. So what is a failure?

Failure as a matter of fact is a stepping stone of success. Every failure comes with a lesson; what we have to do is learn. This is a common tendency among human beings that they do not want to get out of their comfort zone.

Success requires self-confidence, persistence, passion, honesty along with a positive frame of mind, but we have to learn to step out of our comfort zone.

Would Thomas Edison have become the world’s one of the most well-known scientists had he not failed. As Edison once said in his famous quote “I have no failed. I have found 10,000 ways that don’t work”, we also have to look why we could not achieve what we wanted and how we can take a new approach.

Many renowned personalities in the world have faced failure — not once or twice but also several times — in their lives but only to taste the success at the end.

Jack Ma, philanthropist and internet and technology entrepreneur, once said “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worst, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”

When a failure blocks our road, it may fill our mind with bitterness. Repeated failures may even make us lose hope. But when we look at the lives of the great people in the world, we know failures never stopped them from trying. They continued to work hard on their goals, turning their failures into stepping stones.

Our failures can make us even stronger. Every failure of ours should whet our appetite for doing more. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm,” Winston Churchill once said.

Let’s not get bogged down by our failures. Albert Einstein said, “Failure is success in progress.” Let’s strengthen our resolve in the New Year 2018 that we will not let failure destroy us; let’s celebrate failures as building blocks and focus on perseverance, positive mindset and hard work to achieve what we want in life.

Failures do not mean end of life, rather they mean beginning of success. Those who learn to capitalise on their failures ultimately taste the success in life.