Posts Tagged ‘failure’

Failure is the most feared outcome of our actions and we try to avoid it at all cost, because the feeling it produce is not very pleasing for us – anxiety, stress and discomfort. We have been sold on the idea that playing it safe is less consuming of us. Well it’s true if you want to stay mediocrity. If you want to rise above your average, you must use failure as a growth tool.



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He failed in business in 1831.

He was defeated for Legislature in 1832.

His second failure in business was in 1833.

He suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836.

He was defeated for Speaker in 1838.

He was defeated for Elector in 1840.

He was defeated for Congress in 1843.

Again, he was defeated for Congress in 1848.

He was defeated for Senate in 1855.

He was defeated for Vice President in 1856.

He was defeated for Senate in 1858.

He was elected as President of United States in 1860


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I couldn’t agree more! Really, this philosophy worth gold (make it diamond). If you have never failed then you don’t know the real taste of success. After many struggles when you finally “get it” and achieve some particular goal, you feel like it was worth those thousands failures.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” – Thomas A. Edison


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