Thursday, May 6, 2010

Success Personality


There is one very important proverb " Failure is the Pillar of Success ". Most of use might be very familiar with this saying but how many of us apply this in real life? Very rare. We just say this saying is just to motivate or giving inspiration. But, i say this saying has real power if we think seriously. This is the true fact that " Every Success story has a great Failure experience ".
Tom Watson Sr  of IBM said," If you want to succeed, double your failure rate."   If we go back in time or if we search the history, we will find that almost all stories of great personalities are also the stories of greatest failures. But, we don't see failures. We only see the end result and think that the person got lucky: 'He might have been at the right place at the right time', this is what we think, but we ignore to see his struggles, labour, determination, will power, effort etc to make him successful. Most, importantly, we are blind to see his failures. 
To verify this paragraph, i am going to share one story (biography) here. 

-This is the story of a man who failed in business at the age of 21; was defeated in a legislative race at 22; failed again in business at 24; got departed from his sweetheart at 26; had a nervous breakdown at 27; lost a congressional race at 34; lost a senatorial race at 45; failed in an effort to become vice-president at 47; lost a senatorial race again at 49; (Upto now, you might be thinking, this guy is the best loser as he has been losing in whatever he attempted), but he was elected as the president of United States of America at the age of 52. And he was non other than ABRAHAM LINCOLN.[ Source of this story- You Can Win] So, now how many of us can badged him as a failure? In his whole life, he lived failing and learned from it. He is a winner in the sense that, either he was not able to PUNCH or hide from other PUNCHING him but all he did was able to stand up no matter how hard he was PUNCHED.
This is the spirit, which makes us successful. We should be able to stand up.

-Beethoven was told that he had no talent in music when he was young. But he had given some of the best music to the world. His music and tracks are still very popular and are being used in super-learning, relaxation, meditation and alternative treatment purposes.

-Another story is of a young cartoonist who faced many rejections from newspaper editors saying he has no talent at all. One day, a minister at a church hired him to draw some cartoons. He was working out of a small rodent-infested shed near the church. At that very time, he saw a small mouse which inspired him to change the drawing and hence, MICKEY MOUSE was borned. This cartoonist was non other than WALT DISNEY.

-One day a partially deaf four-year-old child came home with a note in his hand from his teacher," Your tommy is too stupid to learn, he got no mind so get him out of school." His mother read the note and replied." My Tommy is not too stupid to learn,  I will teach him myself." And that Tommy grew to become the great scientist THOMAS EDISON. Thomas Edison had only three months of formal schooling. he failed approximately 10,000 times while he was working on the light bulb. This means that, apart from formal knowledge, the must thing is our attitude, determination, positive ego and ability to accept and face criticism.

-Greatest Scientist, ALBERT EINSTEIN, was termed as the stupid and fools among his friends. He was suffering  from dyslexia, unable to solve mathematical problems. But later,  no one can beat his mathematical talents. Nuclear developments are his contribution.
** These examples are very rare and few. But, if we keep searching we can get that almost all successful people were somewhere failed. All success stories are failure stories too. The only difference is that every time these great personalities failed, they bounced back. This is somewhat called "FAILING FORWARD". We should always learn from our failures. 
If a person doesn't attempt to compete thinking of being failed----He is Stupid
If a person attempts and competes but he fails---- He is Brave.
But if a person fails and doesn't learn from it---- He is a Loser.
Therefore, our success rate is determined by our BOUNCE BACK ability. Setbacks are natural, they happen to everyone of us, they are simply inevitable or unavoidable. But, it can also act as a driving force and can even teach us humility. We should learn to become victors, not victims. Just after each setback we should ask ourself like : What did i learn from this experience? What will be the next plan to overcome? Only then we will be able to turn a block into a bridge.


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