The Worst Thing That Can Happen Is Not That You Fail!
The worst thing that can happen is not that you fail, it is that you think of yourself as a failure and give up. That is by far the worst thing that can happen and the good news is that you are in control of trying again because there are always new opportunities to try for if you look for them.
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team and he went on to become the greatest basketball player of all time. Steven Spielberg was placed in a learning disabled class when he was in school and he grew up to become THE most respected film director alive today. JK Rowling’s Harry Potter manuscript was rejected by twelve publishing houses before eventually being accepted by a publishing house. Her books eventually set records as the fastest selling books in history! Everyone who has ever achieved something great, has had to persevere through rejections. The people who we think of as having an almost infinite amount of success, fame and fortune have been able to achieve their goals be persevering more than the average person has.
Whether we like it or not, setbacks are an inevitable part of everyone’s life. In order to achieve your goals, you must embrace moments of failure along the way. These setbacks happen to everyone and its very important for you to see them as necessary stops on the way to success. If you are one of the many people who assume that successful people don’t experience failure, read over the second paragraph a few more times because your assumption is not consistent with reality.
Everybody has moments of failure, (especially the people like Michael Jordan, Steven Spielberg, and JK Rowling) who everyone things of as being super successful in their lines of work. The difference between people who succeed at a goal and people who fail at a goal is that the successful people are willing to pick themselves and try again. Victories come from perseverance and there’s always a chance to try again. Sometimes the best way to become victorious is to take another look at the prize you are going for. Perhaps you can look for an opportunity which is slightly different from you original goal. You may even then find a whole new opportunity exists that is even better than the original one and you can put your efforts into achieving that new goal.
By: Tracey Steinberg