Appreciate Failure

Last Update: August 18, 2019

How do you define failure? Failure is the most depressing situation one encounters in life. Failure comes in many ways. Be it in school, work, life, sports, family, marriage and the list goes on.

I am opting out of my two previous blogs on success and I would like to write about failure. We are all here to be financial independent and successful. To realize success and to experience success.

However, on the other hand, failure is also awaiting us. But then, I must say that its good. There's nothing sinister about it. It's good that you have failed.

Failure is part of life and we must be happy. There's nothing wrong with it. If one way or the other you've been through this, you must be happy. Through failures, one comes to realize and understand the true meaning of life.

It enables one to be courageous and to be filled with hope. There is no easy way out of anything and everything. There are obstacles and tumbling blocks we must all go through before one finds happiness, and happiness in its fullness.

In business, there are also failures. Failures in business can be very catastrophic. Sometimes or in most cases, it can mean closure of business. And you can imagine how it will impact those who rely on it.

Failure is a decision or choice one makes. If you choose to fail, definitely you will fail. The choices and the decisions we make in life will determine either we become successful or we become failures.

Our human mind is very powerful. Feed it with good nutrients and you become successful, starve it and you become a failure.

Failure happens only once. I've been through this as a teenager but it was within this period that I came to realize that life is not meant to be how it is to me. You know when such happens, you blame those around.

But then after all, it wasn't them. It wasn't their decision or they did not push you to becoming a failure. It was our own decision and choices.

Anyway I made the decision to go back to school. So I applied, got selected and was able to get into university. I did four years of studies and graduated with a bachelors degree.

To me, I know what its like to be a failure and I'm not looking back. It's history. I am looking forward for a brighter and successful future here with WA.

Thank you for your invaluable time in reading my post. I hope this will help us and encourage us as we build our structural foundation in WA to be successful.

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brileehi Premium
The greatest lessons in life are almost always the ones we learn from our failures (provided we learn from them.) Great post. Thanks.

Brian
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Dawo Premium
You're welcome and thank you.

Cheers!
Jasper
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PaulMondo Premium
Very true Jasper. Great article! Failure produces a life time of success. A success without a failure may not last.

Paul.
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Dawo Premium
Thank you.
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MikeRoetker Premium
Great post Dawo!
I totally agree with you more!
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Dawo Premium
Thank you.
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Stanleycmng Premium
Yes, many of us FEAR failure, that is why we FAIL to TRY. NOT taking chances means we LIMIT our opportunities for success.

We all want to do one thing and be successful at that which statistically is 1% of the population. It’s like asking a kid what they will be most successful in when they grow up and the kid answers, I will be a Nobel prize winner by 30.

How about flipping our mindset to “Failing Forward,” meaning that every failure takes us ONE step closer to SUCCESS?

As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn't fail 1,000 times. I just found 1,000 ways that won’t work.

Failing forward... The benefit of failure is RESILIENCE!
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MikeRoetker Premium
Great book by John Maxwell "Failing Forward"!
I've read it more than once and it's always encouraging!
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Stanleycmng Premium
Agree with you, Mike.
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Dawo Premium
Thank you.
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