Failure is unavoidable, or inevitable but is not defeat. Even more, it is very vital we understand that it is an important tool for success. Why? According to Mark Erwin “Failure is the precursor to persistence, and persistence is the number one tool for success.”

In the article, ‘the power of persistence’ I defined persistence “as refusing to give up or even to let go despite the obstacles, disappointments, or challenges.” Therefore, failure can be identified as a challenge or perhaps an obstacle to success. Even though some might think of it as the opposite of success, It is a stepping stone to success.

First, failure is a part of life experience. It is virtually impossible to go through life without experiencing it. Nevertheless, your ability to fight failure to success is all that matters, but how can this be achieved?

Consider successful figures in the world, specifically Oprah Winfrey, her persistence was unwavering. Her desire to succeed surpassed and overweighed her fears of failures. Your inability to succeed in an endeavor doesn’t grantee that you have to give up. “Life is a series of experiments, the more you make the better. Each failure is a trial in an experiment and an opportunity for growth. Even if a failure costs you financially, the educational benefits can far outweigh the loss,” states Ralph Emerson.

Even more, Success comes to those who believe in possibilities, and your readiness to persevere overcome every hurdle, especially when failure becomes one. Success is about learning from your mistakes and what lead to your past failures. Similarly, it is important to learn from those failures that give us direction needed to achieve success or get back on track.

Note: To achieve the greatest success, you must embrace the prospect of failure. As expressed by Winston Churchill. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Once again, failure can be a delay but certainly not defeat, which makes it one of the life’s greatest teacher. According to Tom Panaggio “failure offers us the opportunity to learn but not quit. Failure is temporary, but defeat is permanent.” -Tom Panaggio.

3 thoughts on “To fail isn’t defeat

  1. You are so wise. There is no such thing as failure, we may fall below what we set out to achieve. This is when we have to refocus, think twice about our objectives and action plans and dear to try again. Life is a series of trials, some we graduate from, some we work on through infinity.

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