“Failure is not fatal, it call be the stepping stone to success, if you call 11Iake ‘the failure’ to work for you.” “Failures are our best teachers, they are the mirrors who show us our real face. “
Every successful man fails at some time. Failure-tells you about your weaknesses, shortcomings, lack of preparations, lack of efforts so if you can manage to learn from failures, you will definitely reach where you started out to go. Making a mistake is not a crime, the ability to learn from it contribute to lasting success. Extract the lesson to be learnt from failure and try again with redoubled vigor. Facing failure make one strong, more wise and more resolute, spur them on to greatest efforts. There is no failure in truth save from within; unless we are beaten there, wear we are bound to succeed.
‘Failures’ means lack of preparation, lack of competitiveness, lack of analyzing the things properly. Failures not only tell us that we couldn’t prepare ourselves up to the level of success and reveal our shortcomings, but also give us encouragement to try again with more preparations, with more labour and with more hard work. Failures are the stepping stones to success. Every successful man has failed, not once but ‘ several times, in their life, but they analyzed the things in real perspective and tried again with more vigor and zeal and got success. Failures should not allowed to create frustration, desperateness or disappointment, instead failure should be taken as a boon which give you strength to fight back with fierce fortitude and invincible zeal.
One who try, is always the better than the one who dare not to try, only a person who dares to try can have a chance of success. Blessed are those, who once failed, is a saying worth to follow. It means that the failures make us capable to evaluate our shortcomings and purge us to reach the higher ideals, higher planks.
Abraham Lincoln failed very many times in his life, but never got frustrated and fought with more determination, with full devotion and became the President of America. Indian freedom fighters including Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Lal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel, saw face of failures not once but several times, but never daunted or became desperate they all had fought to attain the sacred goal of attaining freedom, and as a result, they attained it.
Nothing that comes too easily is worth satisfying? When you want to succeed, be ready to pay the price for it, which include braving failures and setbacks and keep persistent with your efforts till the goal is achieved. The reasons of failure may seem staggering if viewed collectively but looked at individually, they will no longer be formidable. You can either be defeated or discouraged by failure or you can learn from it and analyze the causes of failure, remove them and endeavour again with all your strength and energy, it is sure30u will get success.
Mere talking idle, day dreaming or aimless drifting will not take you to goal, but only divert your attention and dissipate your energy and strength. Hardships, obstacles, failures are the various moments in the way of success. They are not to be evaded but to face them bravely, courageously and with double vigor.
A Child can seldom learn to walk, without making sustained and sincere efforts in the process tumbling and falling down a number of times. His failure never deter him to stop standing again. The doggedness in the child’s resolve lies in making any number of attempts to stand up and walk whatever be the pain or fear of fall.
The failures are the real path-indicators of success. The failures give us clues to rectify our mistakes and tell us how to club our efforts in the right direction so that we get success one day positively.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Little minds are tamed and subdued by failures, misfortunes, but great minds rise above it. We must face every adverse circumstance as its master and do not let it master us. Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their failures in the beginning. So failures are the pillars of success, stepping stones to success.
It will not be hilarious to call failures as builders of success . Failures are often quoted as pillars of success . There are many proverbs, stories about failures used to inspire those who have failed in one way or another. Success comes through rapidly fixing our mistakes rather than getting things right the first time. Indeed it will be true to call every winner as a failure : a winner must have tasted the sweetness of failure . Every failure is not a winner, but every winner is the output of several failed experiences that have had helped him/her in stepping towards later success .
Failure is not an option. It is just an experience or lesson which drives a person to his/her success until he/she will not give up. It is life’s greatest teacher which teaches us how to achieve success . Success is neither a cup of tea nor a piece of cake. It is something more than an achievement. Unfortunately many of us give up and do not like to follow the experience of failing. It’s impossible to taste success in life without experiencing some kind of failure . It’s a part of life; everyone drinks from its bitter cup at some time or the other. Countries taste it when they get defeated in any war or fail to bring peace, businessmen taste it when they incur losses, politicians when they lose election, doctors when an operation fails, students when they fail in examination, so and so forth.
We cannot say that a winner should be a failure first, as it wastes lots of time. But failure makes one more experienced. It is just an opportunity which wastes time but serves a good lesson for the rest of our life. It’s like when a child topples over when first learning to walk. It’s when a researcher fails in a subject over and over again, but later tops the same subject. It’s only after a child fails in writing letters, alphabets and digits that he learns to write, first a word then a sentence – and then a book. All good experiences come after bad ones.
History stands witness that there were hundreds of thousands of failures who failed and chose to give up by committing suicide. Our news channels are showing such news all the time. History also stands witness that there were also many persons who failed but survived and then created history by making a name in any field: in science & technology, research, discovery, invention, creation, etc. Take the example of Steve Jobs who was fired from his own company or of Bill Gates who failed his exams but still managed to become the world’s richest person. The list is endless.
Society doesn’t reward defeat, and you won’t find many failures documented/written in history books. The exceptions are those failures that whose brilliance brought them success later. Such is the case of Thomas Edison, whose most memorable invention was the light bulb, which purportedly took him 1,000 tries before he developed a successful prototype. “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” a reporter asked. “I didn’t fail 1,000 times,” Edison responded. “The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”
Nobody in this world chooses to fail, but everyone tastes the bitter cup at some point in their lives. It serves as a mirror at each end of our life. It reveals our strengths, weakness, and helps in demonstrating ourselves by strengthening our efforts.
In the words of Rabindranath Tagore:
“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield but to my own strength.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom.
Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure”
A failed experience delivers a lesson which teaches us to stand up to each problem. We learn more from our failures than from our triumphs. Don’t let success blind you from the fact that failure was always your greatest teacher and inspiration. No matter how successful you might be, it’s important to stay humble. Don’t get too ahead of yourself. Success is as fleeting as life itself, it can all be taken away at a moment’s notice. Nothing is permanent. The only constant in life is change. Remember that success might change your life, but it should never change who you are inside. Be respectful to everyone you encounter, and give back to the world around you.
I will end my sermon with two memorable quotes, for those who contemplate taking their lives after failing an exam:
"As Einstein said: 'Just because a fish cannot climb a tree doesn't mean it's not smart”.
“I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.”- Bill Gates