History tells us that while attempting to invent the incandescence light bulb, Thomas Edison, the world-famous American Inventor, failed 10,000 times.
After 5,000 failed experiments, his laboratory attendant said to him; “Mr. Edison, we have failed 5,000 times, shouldn’t we stop?” Mr. Edison replied; “Son, we have not failed 5,000 times, we have only discovered 5,000 ways in which it cannot work. We are closer to the solution now than when we started.”
Success is the achievement of predetermined goals. But how do you respond when things do not go the way you planned? Do you feel discouraged and depressed? Does it make you want to quit? Everybody wants to succeed, no one wants to fail. However, our knowledge of success cannot be complete without knowing how to handle failure.
ONE OF THE MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A SUCCESS AND A FAILURE IS ACTION. 95% of people know what they should do but would not do it. A lot of people also know what they should not do but they do it because they feel like doing it. Lots of people have plans and interesting ideas but they never do anything about the ideas.
Difference between successful people and failure
Successful people see failure as a stepping stone, not a stumbling block. They have the right attitude that failure will neither be fatal nor final. They refer to their failure as “learning experiences” or “temporary setbacks”.
On the other hand, unsuccessful people are usually those who are so afraid of failure and rejection that they spend their lives avoiding the risks that could result in failure. They do not realize that those who avoid failure inevitably avoid success.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Success will not come without taking a risk.
Don’t think about others opinion about you
Don’t let what you have done label you negatively. That you failed an interview, an examination or a sales pitch does not make you a failure. Who you are is different from what you have done.
you’re a winner
Don’t say to yourself; “I am a failure” just because things did not work out right. If you do that, you have internalized your failure. If you allow failure to get into your heart, it will follow you everywhere.
A key thing to note is that failure is usually a sign that you need to change something. If things are not working, something is out of place.
Be willing to make adjustments prayerfully. Just a small change can result in an outstanding breakthrough.
Always remember that failure is not peculiar to you. Most successful people can write volumes on how not to succeed. They have tried many things that did not work. However, the world has not recognized them for the many ventures in which they failed. No. They have been recognized for the few areas in which they have achieved outstanding success.
Dear friend, as you travel on the road to success, you will have challenges. If you get knocked down, are you going to give up and stay down, wallowing in your defeat? Or are you going to get back on your feet as quickly as you can? You can use failure as a springboard to success.
Save what you can
Dear friend, one of the secrets to financial freedom is to spend less than you earn. If you do not develop this habit, even if your income increases, you may not grow richer, because you will spend everything.
Save some of your income. With the help of financial advisors, invest in insurance, shares, properties and other areas of business.
When you begin to treat money this way, it will begin to flow towards you. It will flow so fast you will wonder where it has been all this while.
Take advice seriously
Be careful whose advice you follow. Get as much advice as possible. But consider more seriously the advice of those who have achieved what you are trying to achieve. Remember, no one is taught how to make money in school. What you learn from your mentors may be the most valuable information you will get on the issue of money. And you will likely get it for free.
Push yourself to act
All objects remain in a state of rest until a force is applied. There is no company, city or nation that built itself. You must understand that in this life problems do not solve themselves. A beautiful future will not create itself. Push yourself to do whatever must be done to create the kind of future you want. Whether you are afraid or not, just make the move. Only those who make moves make waves.
Be willing to take risks
Not acting is riskier than acting. Not taking a risk is the biggest risk in the world. Do not hesitate. Take the sting out of failure by feeling the fear but acting anyway.
Double your ‘failure’ rate
Failure is not a failure until you stop trying. You increase your chances of succeeding when you increase the rate at which you try things. The most interesting thing is that the world will not remember you for the many things you tried that did not work but for the one thing you did that worked.
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