Success Comes From Our Greatest Failures

Success comes from our greatest failures

Success comes from our greatest failures

Success Comes From Our Greatest Failures

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

Failure sucks! At least that is what we are taught, right? We are taught that if we want to succeed in life, then we need to be perfect. There is no room for errors, no time for mistakes. If we want to be successful, then we need to follow “the rules.”

You might be asking yourself what rules do you need to follow in order to be successful. Well guess what… The truth is that there are no rules. Success doesn’t come from following a certain set of rules. If it did come from a certain set of rules, I am pretty sure that the majority of us would be following these rules. But again, it doesn’t. Instead, success comes from our greatest failures.

That’s right. If you want to be successful in life, then you need to learn to love failure, and you need to accept it. What does not kill you in life is only going to make you stronger. When failure strikes, learn from it. Learn from it, get back up, and try again. You are going to have more motivation in life, more drive to succeed, and more desire to achieve.

I am a firm believer that we become whatever we envision ourselves becoming. If we see ourselves as worthless, our lives and attitude will suffer. If we see ourselves with positivity, our lives and attitude will be more positive. When you think that you are weak, then you won’t achieve. When you believe in your abilities, then you will succeed.

See, no matter what you do in life, there are always going to be times where you don’t succeed. At least not right away. But realize that success doesn’t come right away. Success comes from our greatest failures. It comes when you fail time and time again, never stop believing, and get right back up. If you want to succeed in life, you need to learn from your failures, and you need to continue to chase your dreams no matter how many times you fail.

Believe it or not, failure doesn’t only help you succeed, but it is also good for you. Failure is going to build and show character. It is going to show how badly you truly want to achieve your goals, and to what extent you are willing to go in order to achieve them. If we fail in life and do nothing about it, then it shows that we don’t really care. If we fail in life and get right back up, it shows that we were meant to achieve our dreams.

Every time that you bounce back from failure, you are showing yourself that you are worthy, and you are showing yourself that you are strong. You are recreating the idea that no matter how hard life gets, nothing is going to be able to stop you. This is the mentality that you need to have. You need to be strong, you need to believe in yourself, and you need to continue to pursue your dreams.

In looking back at my life, everything significant has come from overcoming my greatest failures. The job that I have and love is due to being told no by other employers. The bond that I have with my family and friends is because I was never considered one of the cool kids. My love and belief in myself is in thanks to all of the times that people bet on me to fail. And the blog that I have now is because of the mental illnesses that I face.

Who would have thought that some of the most important things in my life would come from my greatest failures and disappointments.

It doesn’t matter what you do or what you want to do in life, you are not going to be perfect. Success does not come from fear or perfection. Success comes from our greatest failures and by learning from our greatest failures. Embrace the times that you fail and learn from them. Let failure help to turn you into the person that you want to be, and let failure build your strengths. That is how you will succeed in life.

Michael Bonnell

8/27/2018

 

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