In our lifetime, we fail and we fail many times. Ironically, failure has been seen as a dead end instead of a step towards success. The more you fail, the more you learn; the more you learn, the more successful you will be. It’s not that we should fail then; it’s about we should never give up. Failure makes us tough, patient and to do the best we can with what we have. As Mary Pickford said,”There is always another chance…. This thing that we call ‘Failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down”.
To produce a masterpiece, to create what will be acclaimed as greatest, to succeed; you have to fail, many times, to be original. That’s how Edison filed 1093 patents notwithstanding, the numbers of truly superlative achievements can be counted on fingers of one hand. 248 papers of Einstein have no or minimal importance before he wrote E = mc2
Timon Of Athens and All’s Well That Ends Well are known as worst plays ever produced; guess what, William Shakespeare produced them. The Chronicles of Narina, The Diary of Anne Frank, Gone with the Wind, Harry Potter, Lord of The Flies; were many times rejected before they get published.
Michael Jordan missed 9000 shots in his career, 24 game decisive shots, more than 300 games. “I failed over and over and over again, in my life, that’s why I succeed” he said.
This is how Abraham Lincoln in his life before he became the greatest president in the history of United States of America:
“Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.”
Originally published at souravraina.com