Most people don’t reach their dream not because of failure, most people don’t live their dream because they give up. You see, it’s not the failure that stops us. But the most stop at their first failure. Those who succeed don’t stop at one failure. They don’t stop at ten failures. They don’t stop at one hundred, one thousand, or a million. Likewise, they say, “this is my goal and I will do whatever it takes to achieve it.” I will learn the lesson from any failures. I will learn fast, so I will do hard work. Not only that, but I will work smarter, and I will not quite until my dream is a reality. That is the difference between success and failure.
Failure makes winners stronger, failure makes winners hungrier. But it makes most give up. It makes most feel worthless. Winners don’t enjoy failure, but they would never let failure stop them. Next time you encounter failure, you’ve got to remember every great thing on this planet is here because the creator learned what did work, but learned more from what did not work. When we were kids, we didn’t stop at failure.
When we first learn to ride a bike, it’s failure after failure. We get knocked down, time after time, but we get up and push forward until we achieve our goal of riding the bike. But then we get old and most of us get weak. We are too soft to get back on the bike, we come up with the excuse: “it must not be for me “. No you’re just soft; no you’re just lazy. Tell yourself the truth, get back on the bike. Learn why you failed and make sure you don’t fall again; make sure you are strong for having the lesson.
Failure is not the end of your story; it is the start of your comeback story. If failures were the end of a story, there would not have been great personalities like Einstein and Edison. If these people had stopped at failure, the world would not have been filled with their greatness as it is today. Failure is nothing but motivation to the winner; failure is fuel, no one likes to fail. But the difference between those who win and those who lose in life is that a winner decides a better meaning for their failure. They decided never again, they declare: “I will be better next time”. So don’t let failure stop you; let it grow you; let it develop you. Failure is not the end, it’s just the start of your comeback story.
The only way you can call it a failure is when you quit; if you keep going, it’s only a hurdle –a hurdle that you’ll overcome. So never quit; keep pushing and trying, and you will get there in the end. Failure doesn’t exist in the mind of a champion. All it does is push them to a higher level. Are you a champion ? Will you accept failure or keep going ? Learn the lessons; apply the lessons, and come out as a stronger. Some people fear failure so much they never try. They never even start. Some people give up right when they’re about to succeed.
Thomas Edison didn’t fail; he found 10,000 ways that did not work. Guess what ? He only needed one way that did work. Einstein said: “Failure and success in progress, failure is just one more way not to do something.” So keep going, and you will succeed; for failure is not the end of your story, it is the start of your comeback story.
If you use failure as fuel, you can’t really fail; if you use it as motivation, you cannot be defeated in the long term. Learn the lesson, find a new path differently to achieve your goal.
(About Writer: Danish Manzoor Quraishi is BA 4th Semester Student at GDC Sogam (Lolab), Kupwara)