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Look At Failure As A Challenge

August 27, 2010




 


How Do You Look At Failure?

Failure, they say, is the best teacher. We learn and have more confidence in what we know through trial and error, which onetime or another has resulted in failure. You don't have to accept your failure if what you really want to achieve is success.

For every successful achievement, there have been one or more failures. But those who we call successful are those who refuse to accept failure and believe success is the other side of failure.

The incandescent light was invented after 1000 failures. Assuming he had stopped after he tried 100 times without the desire result, what would have been the result of such effort?

Any time you see products and new inventions, think in term of failures that are not accepted. Moreover, everything in a microform today is a result of failure not accepted.

Any time your effort is not bringing a desired result, you don't have to call it a failure. Call it a challenge. What is the difference between the two? One is negative, the other is positive; one motivates, the other demotivates.

What you need is positive thinking and motivation to attain success. Failure is an end thing; challenge is an open thing. Failure means there is no way out, no alternative, but a challenge is a question mark asking another way out of the situation, an alternative solution to the problem, the job at hand.

Keep dreaming keep moving; that is the solution to success.

A wise man once said if you cannot fly, run. If you cannot run, walk. If you cannot walk, crawl; just keep on moving.

If you fall down, you have to get up and start moving. If not, other people will step on you towards their achievement. What you call failure and abandon is what someone will step into with just a little additional effort to reach achievement.

--- Copyright © 2009 Balogun M. Adewale
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