Failure is a Great Teacher
By James Malinchak
“Failure is good. It’s fertilizer. Everything I’ve learned about
coaching I’ve learned from making mistakes.”
Head Basketball Coach
University of Lousiville
Understand there’s a chance you may fail while trying to achieve your goals. No one said success would be easy. The important thing is that you never quit or give up if you fail.
Great accomplishments rarely occur on the first attempt. Failure is just a part of the success process. The way to overcome failure is to, first, realize that it happens, then learn from it. Failure will teach you valuable lessons about succeeding.
Failure is a part of trying. I would rather fail trying to accomplish something than not even try at all. Don’t quit when faced with failure as you may be closer to succeeding than you think. Successful people are not afraid to fail.
Thomas Edison failed approximately 2,000 times before finally inventing the light bulb. Rather than getting discouraged and quitting when he had an unsuccessful attempt, he would simply say that he was one step closer to finding the correct procedure.
Abraham Lincoln lost approximately eight elections before becoming President of the United States. Although he continued to lose elections, he never quit pursuing his dreams.
“Persistence is the ability to face defeat again
and again without giving up – to push on in
the face of great difficulty, knowing that
victory can be yours.”
James Malinchak is one of “America’s Most Requested Motivational Speakers!” He is the author of 10 top-selling success and motivational books and a contributing author to the #1 Best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul®. To contact James for a speaking engagement: visit: www.Malinchak.com
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