“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison.
We all know failure is a part of life but how many of us is able to accept this fact? Everyone doesn’t have that courage to accept failure and some of us give up trying, some of us even give up life. We can’t accept failure maybe because of the society, it already has set a so-called “decent” structure of success and life and we are expected to follow that. If we don’t fit into those terms then we are bound to be a failure. As Albert Einstein says that we all are genius, “but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it’s stupid.” This is what society does with us. It compares a fish to a monkey and make the fish believe that it’s a loser. At this point what we should know is that a fish can spend its whole life-time underwater and a monkey cannot. We all have our own talent we just need to find it and nurture that skill and have faith on ourselves. We face failure to make ourselves better.
We should shut our ear to people’s negative thoughts and focus on the betterment and growth of ourselves. Cause don’t forget even Oprah Winfrey was told that she “wasn’t fit for television” and today she is one of the most influential personalities.
Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper for “lacking” imagination and “having no original idea”. Can you believe, father of Mickey Mouse, the pioneer of the American animation, industry was told that he lacks imagination?
Father of the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein was described “mentally slow” by his teacher. Inventor of light bulb, Thomas Edison was told he was “too stupid to learn anything”. He failed 1,000 times to do so but he never stopped trying.
Today we all are mad for Harry Potter but it was rejected by 12 publishers before “The Philosopher’s Stone” was accepted, but J.K.Rowling never lose her faith on her creation, she literally didn’t let those muggles get her down.
Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime and now his most expensive painting is valued at $142.7 million.
And this is not end of the list, just the tip of the iceberg. We all don’t make as big as them but that doesn’t mean we are failure, if one is happy what one is doing and can find peace in it then yes, that one is successful.
All the failures we are facing are not dropping us down, they are stepping-stones for our growth. Everyone’s way to success is different, everyone’s time to be successful is different. Dictionary says, failure is “lack of success” but actually failure is not opposite of success it is a part of success.