You must fail to succeed. No one can succeed without failing. Most people take failure as exactly that – a failure. However, when one thinks properly it will be discovered that any failure is an opportunity to learn and to grow. Failures are the necessary stepping stones to success. Failure is a resource.
As Walter Brunell put it: Failure is the tuition you pay for success.
A baby cannot learn to walk without falling down. A salesman will not make any sales without having been turned down. A basketball player will miss several shots in a single game. A writer will have much of her work rejected by editors.
There is not a single person alive who never fails at anything. Nor will there ever be. Failure is a law of life, without it we cannot grow as individuals. Failure is one of lifes greatest teachers. Think of failure not as something negative, but as something positive.
Successful people dont focus on their failings, and they never see themselves as failures either. Instead they look at failure as opportunities. They understand that with each “failure” they are one step closer to achieving their aim. They may have to try once or one-thousands times before getting what they desire, but they know that each unsuccessful effort is pushing them closer to their goal. How many times did Thomas Edison fail with the light bulb?
To be a success you must fail. However, instead of thinking you have lost, realize that your failures are necessary actions that actually help you achieve success. The next time something does not go the way you would like, smile to yourself with the knowledge that you are a little bit closer to accomplishing your objective as you must fail to succeed.
Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win,
By fearing to attempt.