Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Success Journey!!!

                                                              FAILURE IS THE PILLAR OF SUCCESS

Failure is the highway to success. Tom Watson Sr. said, " If you want to succeed, double your failure rate".
If we go through great histories of world, we can find that all success stories are also stories of great failures. But people don't see failures. This is the nature of human being. We just see one side of a picture and determine someone is lucky and say" He must have been at the right place at right time". But, we wont see his previous attempts, labor or hard work to get that success.
 I wanna share some history here. This was a man who failed in business at the age of 21; was defeated in a legislative race at age 22; failed again in business at age 24; overcome death of his sweetheart at age26; had a nervous breakdown at age 27; lost a congressional race at age 34; lost a senatorial race at age 45; failed in an effort to become vice-president at age 47; lost a senatorial race at age 49; and was elected as a president of United States at age 52. This man was non other than the great Abraham Lincoln. Now, can we call him a failure? He could have quit. But to Lincoln, defeat was a detour and not a dead end.
In 1913, Lee De Forest, inventor of the triodes tube, was charged by the district attorney for using fraudulent means to mislead the public into buying stocks of his company by claiming that he could transmit the human voice across the Atlantic. He was publicly humiliated. Now we can't imagine where would we be at this moment without his invention.
A New York Times editorial on December 10, 1903, questioned the wisdom of the Wright Brothers who were trying to invent a machine, heavier than air, that would fly. One week later, Kitty hawk, the Wright Brothers took their famous flight.
As a young cartoonist, Walt Disney faced many rejections from newspaper editors, who said he had no talent. One day a minister at a church hired him to draw some cartoons. Disney was working out of a small mouse after seeing a mouse in real, he was inspired. That was the start of Mickey Mouse.
So from all these instances, we can determine, that every successful stories do have stories of failure too as well as hard work. So its been said " Winners don't do different things, they do things differently"
( to be contd)


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