“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.”
– E.O. Wilson
To endure success one must first learn to endure failure. If you are prepared to survive and go ahead even after experiencing failure then you can go and walk down on the path of success.
Success and failure go hand in hand, it is not possible to achieve success without first experiencing failure. The moment you have a slight hesitation towards what your dreams are and afraid of failure is the moment that shows that you are also not yet ready for success.
Failure is something that gets you prepared for the real world, it is something that makes you stronger. Despite failure one must not give up on his dreams, because no matter how hard we try it is not always possible to achieve success right from step 1. We must just concentrate on giving our best and then await for the result. Everyone is always prepared for a positive outcome but you also need to be prepared for failure, if you are prepared for failure then no matter what happens you will automatically be stronger and also more determined to achieve what you have dreamed for.
Success isn’t something that comes to us easily, we encounter a lot of failures on the path to success. Failures are nothing more than obstacles that can only be overcome by sheer confidence and faith in oneself.
It is not what we usually think it about success. Failure is faced on the same path as that of success. There are no two ways i.e. one road you choose will lead you to success and the other will cause failure, nope that’s not how it works.
There are some people who give their guidance to achieve success or say write articles about some success mantras. If success could be achieved by just reading then wouldn’t everyone be successful. Success depends on complete hardwork and utter dedication. You can get the ways or maybe a little tips on how to approach by reading but that alone will not be helpful in making you achieve you dreams.
Here is a short story that will help you understand that what is the secret to success :-
There was once a young man who lived in a town. Now he had seen many successful people around him and he always wondered to himself that ” What was the secret to success? “. But he couldn’t figure out the answer to that. So one fine day he went to the philosopher in the town whose name was Socrates. He approached him and asked him that was is the secret to success, Socrates did not reply to the question and instead told him to come to the riverside the next morning.
The young lad was very keen to know what the philosopher wanted to tell him, so at the given time he reached the riverside and found that Socrates was already there waiting waiting for him in the river. The philosopher called out to the young lad and told him to come inside the river. He took him inside the river till the water almost reached their neck and then to the young mans surprise he caught his neck and held him inside the river. The boy struggled to breathe but Socrates was strong so the boy couldn’t break free. After sometime Socrates pulled the boy out of the water and asked him a simple question, ” What was the thing that you needed the most when I held you underwater? “. To which the boy replied, ” Air.” Socrates then told him that if he wanted success as badly he needed the air to breathe then only he could achieve and there was no other secret to achieve it.
Success simply doesn’t come thinking about it, you have to put your heart and soul into it and also be prepared for failure. on your path to success you may encounter failure maybe once you maybe several times but no matter what you mustn’t give up on your dream.
You need to keep learning from your failures as they help in making you a better person, learn from your mistakes and grow from them, do not let these failures knock you down, rise back up from the failures you face and achieve the glory and fame that is awaiting you. Be the person to set examples and create a change, let others look upto you and learn from you. Always remember to accept defeat, for if you cannot accept defeat then victory will not accept you.
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
– Rocky Balboa