Succeeding Is Good, But Is It Bad to Fail?
In one of the Earth’s corners, lived a boy. He was a cheerful and happy human. But, on a fateful day, the smile vanished from his face. It was replaced with tears in the eyes. What happened to him? Well, he became a victim of the world’s worst disaster. What? He failed in his exam. His once colorful life now turned to a desert. People were discussing what he will do with his life. It seemed like there was no hope left to succeed in the future.
Well, that was one corner, now let’s talk about another. There, a young gentleman was planning to take the extreme step, he was searching on Google, “How to end his useless life?” Why was he doing this? Because his dream venture failed, and society left no stone unturned to increase the already existing negativity.
Is failing that bad? Does your life end when you fail? No. Agreed, success gets you claps, but failure gives experience. And, these experiences can make you achieve the heights of success you’ve not even dreamed of. Don’t believe me? In that case, search for the success stories of famous personalities. You will come to know how many times they failed before becoming successful. Feeling lazy to search? Well, let’s talk about some of them.
“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
Switch off the lights. What’s there? Darkness. This is how our lives would be if Thomas Edison had not invented the light bulb. Was it an easy thing to do? No. He failed numerous times. But, do you know what he said? His words were “These were not failures, they were my steps to success.” If he hadn’t kept this positive attitude, would it have been possible for him to leave his mark on the world?
If this example is not enough, let’s take another one. Steve Jobs, the founder and CEO of a tech giant, we all know as Apple, got expelled from his own company. Yes, he was shown the door by the same company that he founded. Is it anything less than a failure? No. But, he did not lose hope, he kept fighting two fights. Yes, not one but two. First to get his position and reputation back and the second to snatch his life from cancer’s hands. He may have lost the second as winning that was not completely in his control, but won the first battle, and with that our hearts too.
Would they have ever known what success is and how it feels when you succeed without failing? No. We know the sweet dishes’ taste because we’ve tasted the bitter ones before, the same is the case with success too. Have you heard of the quote, “A man can never taste success if he hasn’t tasted failure.” The quotes like these further voice my opinion
Mageshwari Chithravelu .