Without failure there is no achievement - John C Maxwell
“Do you know what is opposite of success?”
Since our childhood it is told to us that opposite of success is failure. But this is absurd. Success is being what you want to be, doing what you want to do and achieving what you want to achieve.
When you start making effort to get success you will encounter many setbacks in the process. Failure is one of them. You will get failures on the way. To get success you need to have value addition in yourself. This value addition is more in adverse situation, in fact, failure teaches more than success.
Failure cannot be lasting till you are making effort to achieve success. Failure makes you stronger, it makes you more responsible, and it also gives you strength to take greater responsibility. It provides necessary knowledge and skill required to peruse your dreams and get success.
You read any success stories and failure is part of the success story. Every success story is also a story of series of failures. Because the road one travel to become successful goes through the darkest jungle of failures.
You show me a person who has not failed and I will show you a failed man. Men are made to realize their full potential and without taking risk and without failing, no man can realize their full potential. Successes lie in effort, when you take effort, you are bound to fail.
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is a classic example of success and failure. When he came to Mumbai to begin career as an actor, no director was ready to give him work, it took him almost nine failed film to give one blockbuster Zanzeer. After that he gave many blockbusters but this does not mean there was no failure, as his acting career progressed, there were many films which could not done do well. When he was at the top of his acting career, he started his production house, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL), but here his downfall started, it was so big that He became bankrupt. But he did not give up and continued to fight. It was at this crucial juncture when he got KBC series. His rise started again with stronger note. Gradually, he was gain at the top of his success. Take out of this story is to make continuous effort, temporary setbacks and defeats is part of success process and it is up to us we want to finish the game or we want to make the failure final.
Failure can never be final till you are in the game. The game is not finished till you achieve success.
Let me share you my story, when I was participating in my first 10k race. I could not run continuously for 10k I had to walk. But I knew this was a temporary failure. And my success journey is to complete full marathon. I have been working towards it and I am growing.