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Friday, 30 November 2012

# 7. Wrong definition of failure: (Seven main reasons why peopel become quitters)

People who hold wrong perceptions about failure can never bear success badges on their chests. Dictionary defines failure as “lack of success” or “a person who is unsuccessful”, no controversy. That is from the dictionary anyway, but to great achievers, this definition is incomplete until you add words of hope to it and these words of hope make failure seem beneficial. To great achievers, failure is an opportunity, or a privilege, or a credit to really put you on course. Henry Ford proposed that “failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, and this time, more intelligently”.

The greatest concern of Abraham Lincoln about failure is “whether you are content with your failure?” This question will either make you to quit or to try again depending on the answer you would provide. Lincoln suggested “it is better to try and fail than not to try at all”. Winston Churchill agreed by declaring, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”. Dare to fail and you will succeed at the end of your trial.

“Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success”- Napoleon Hill
“Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything”- Marilyn Monroe
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed”- Theodore Roosevelt
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly”- Robert F. Kennedy

As an aspiring achiever, you need to have many dreams and “if one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those piece and begin again”, said Flavia Weedn.  Don’t listen to mockeries and insults from people. Their attitude shouldn’t make you to give up on your dreams. Rather mount the shoulders of giants and you will see farther than them!

When it seems all hopes are lost, you can still go. Franklin Roosevelt said “when you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hung on”. Get something to stick yourself to, the knot is enough. If you don’t stick or hung on something valuable, you can’t get there; “consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there”, said Josh Billings.

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