Success and failure are woven together in successful people who have failed.
Inside this week’s newsletter, success is not being defined, but rather we look at three individuals who are deemed successful people, who have failed.
If you spend time studying or understanding stories of those who have failed, there are many valuable lessons.
Successful people who have failed, have an inner drive to succeed despite difficulties.
Thomas A. Edison a well known individual in history, overcame failure, not just a few times but 10,000 times. His mark on history is inventing the light bulb. Thomas had teachers tell his parents that he would not succeed in life.
Thomas didn’t believe that and took it upon himself to succeed, regardless of the numerous failed attempts at creating the light bulb.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison
Understanding that failure is part of the journey, has allowed successful people who have failed to achieve.
J.K. understand failure was part of the process. She continued to approach publishing companies and eventually became a best selling author of fiction.
Investing the time to learn from failures, permits successful people who have failed, to implement the change and continue towards what is possible.
Have you ever heard someone say, “I tried that and it doesn’t work?” The person continues to share with you why it didn’t work. What is missed, is the individual failed to invest the time to understand the failure and did not implement changes.
One of the greatest baseball players was George Herman, also known as Babe Ruth, who experienced over one thousand failures in his career. Babe struck out 1,330 times!
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs and made 2,873 hits in his career. His batting average was 34.2%, which puts him in the top ten of all time leaders in baseball history.
Failure is the roadblock that stops many individuals from moving forward towards achievement.
Take a moment and think about the below questions.
- How many times would you fail to achieve the goal you desire?
- Are you implementing thinking time to understand why failure occurred and what you can do to apply the insights?
- How do you perceive failure?
- When is the last time you failed? If you cannot recall a failure why not?
Failure requires you to move past your comfort zone, past what you know and move towards what is possible in your life. The successful people who have failed, pushed themselves outside of their comfort and believed in themselves.
What is possible for you? I created the What’s possible resource to help you see what is possible for you, which you download by clicking on the link.
Failure, yes it can be hard, while it can be rewarding. It gives you the opportunity to learn so you can apply the insights towards achievement.
To learn more about other successful individuals who have failed visit the link.
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino
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