Combat Your Failures to Gain Success

Have you had a challenging day or week? Feel a little tired or discouraged with a current situation? You take the disappointment as your failure. Failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. It may be construed as an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success, nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a failure to do what one has promised, a subnormal quantity or quality; an insufficiency, deterioration or decay, esp. of vigor, strength, etc., a condition of being bankrupt by reason of insolvency etc.

Don’t worry. It’s very normal to go through times of such feeling that something in life stinks and all there is to see and feel is the current mess. You know Abraham Lincoln had faced a number of failures in his life before becoming President of US. If I am correct, once I got an opportunity an article about his failures like:
Failed in business 1831
Defeated for legislature 1832
Failed in business again 1833
Elected to legislature 1834
Sweetheart died 1835
Nervous breakdown 1836
Defeated for speaker 1838
Defeated for land officer 1843
Defeated for congress 1843
Elected to congress 1846
Defeated for re-election 1848
Defeated for senate 1855
Defeated for vice president 1856
Defeated for senate 1858

Finally he was elected President in 1860. It was his patience and perseverance for the cause he was fighting for during the whole life. It is a testament to how humans can learn and grow and win despite the losses and defeats.

He was a simple, uneducated, country boy who refused to allow his uncongenial circumstances to stop him. He refused to be a victim. He refused to accept failure. He refused to listen to people who told him he was crazy. He refused to stay down when he felt like nothing was going his way. Simply put, he picked himself up no matter what and kept on going after his dream. He educated himself and did whatever it took to keep moving in the direction of his passions.

If you reflect back on your life, you can find patterns of the times you grew the most. Many of those times were probably a result of some kind of previous ‘failure,’ maybe even a series of them.

We must remember that children don’t fail when they are learning to walk. They fall down over and over again. It is the falling that teaches them and strengthens them. Can we not go back in those hours of our childhood?

Each failure is a learning experience. And the faster people pick themselves up, reflect on the past occurrence and go again, the faster they can achieve their goals and dreams.

So with this in mind, choose the one thing that may not be going exactly as you wish right now and do one thing to move you closer to achieving the result you want. And remember, life is about learning and growing.

Be Happy – Combat Your Failures to gain Success


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