The Intuitive Group: With Failure You Will Find Success
When one thinks of success or becoming successful you must not be blind to the failures that are ahead. What will bring you success and what has made some of the most influential people successful is failure.
To achieve your goals you must never give up. The reason so few people find success is because once they fail or come close to failure they run away. Keep your attitude and thoughts positive; don’t let negativity influence your decision-making. Negativity will only cloud your vision of success and make it harder if not impossible to find the results you are looking for. Never stop learning. The learning process is what puts you closer to being successful. Keep in mind that every time you fail you are learning what not to do next time. Finally, do not be afraid of taking risks. The most successful individuals are the one’s who are willing to do what unsuccessful people are not. Taking the easy way out only leads to imperfection and inadequacies, neither of which will help you find the success that you are looking for.
Take a look at some of the most successful people throughout history and you will see they did not find their success without their fair share of failures and people telling them they were not going to make it:
Henry Ford: While Ford is today known for his innovative assembly line and American-made cars, he wasn’t an instant success. In fact, his early businesses failed and left him broke five times before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company.
Isaac Newton: Newton was undoubtedly a genius when it came to math, but he had some failings early on. He never did particularly well in school and when put in charge of running the family farm, he failed miserably, so poorly in fact that an uncle took charge and sent him off to Cambridge where he finally blossomed into the scholar we know today.
Thomas Edison: In his early years, teachers told Edison he was “too stupid to learn anything.” Work was no better, as he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Even as an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. Of course, all those unsuccessful attempts finally resulted in the design that worked. “Young man, I didn’t fail 9,999 times, I discovered 9,999 ways not to invent the light bulb.”
Oprah Winfrey: Most people know Oprah as one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. Oprah faced a hard road to get to that position, however, enduring numerous career setbacks including being fired from her job as a television reporter because she was “unfit for TV.”
Winston Churchill: This Nobel Prize-winning, twice-elected Prime Minster of the United Kingdom wasn’t always as well regarded as he is today. Churchill struggled in school and failed the sixth grade. After school he faced many years of political failures, as he was defeated in every election for public office until he finally became the Prime Minister at the ripe old age of 62.
Theodor Seuss Giesel: Today nearly every child has read The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham, yet 27 different publishers rejected Dr. Seuss’s first book To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
Michael Jordan: Most people wouldn’t believe that a man often lauded as the best basketball player of all time was actually cut from his high school basketball team. Luckily, Jordan didn’t let this setback stop him from playing the game and he has stated, “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Don’t let the fear of failure inhibit your drive for success!