Do you know why we fail? We are afraid to fight for ourselves. “Failure to success” is considered perhaps one of the most miserable things that can happen to someone. When we fail, we resist to try again. We lack the motivation to work hard for our dreams and talents. When others call us a failure we believe in them instead of believing in our selves. And we erase ourselves from the bigger picture.
There are two types of failures. When the world thinks you are a failure, in this case you aren’t. You are just different. The other type is when you think you are a failure; in this case, you are because you are accepting others’ opinion about yourself.
There is one more reason, we are lazy. We want to bake the most delicious, sweet and creamy cake without being even being ready to struggle for learning its recipe. We want to paint a picture like Picasso’s without trying to paint. And when we don’t have it, we quit and live the rest of our lives saying, I am a complete failure to success.
‘’It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you fail by default.’’ –J.K.Rowling
Jack Ma, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Walt Disney, and Stephen King come from the list of the world most successful people from whom we inspire. They all were rejected or failed brutally in their own times. All of these great inspirations have two things in common. They never stopped and they never doubted their abilities. In other words, they tried again and again until they succeeded because they knew they have something different and wonderful in their plates to offer. They weren’t the biggest failures because they sacrificed everything for their talents, passions and ideas and still the world didn’t recognize them. They were the biggest failures until they were courageous enough to belief in themselves that they were being misjudged, they were the ultimate failures until they chose to try again .Do you know what the famous Michael Jordan’s mother told him after he was being dropped out from the basketball team for being too short,
‘’The only thing you can do now is, practice more and make them believe that they have made a mistake.’’
Today we will discuss some of the major failures from the list of our inspirations,
Walt Disney (Failure to Success):
We all know that Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper because his ideas were ordinary and not original. After he got fired he started a small company, Laugh O Grams, it went bankrupted. His first cartoon character which he introduced was, Micky Mouse, but it didn’t just got selected in the first place. It was initially rejected by a studio because they thought a giant mouse could scare women. His short film, three pigs, faced the same thing. When they were on aired it changed the whole concept of animation. Micky mouse was the first animated character with voice; he was the first talking cartoon. His first animated movie was, Snow -white and the 7 dwarfs. The money he earned from it founded Walt Disney Studio. There he created Pinocchio and Fantasia. He died in 1966 but his legacy remained alive. Walt Disney Studio has given us some of the very amazing stories like, Toy Story, Wrack it Ralph, Meet the Robinsons, Frozen, Brave, Cinderella and a lot more.
Just erase the word excuse from your dictionary:
Poverty or lack of resources is not an excuse. Rory John Gates is the son of Bill Gates. We know him because he is the son of Bill Gates. We don’t say that Bill Gate is the father of Rory Gates. Children of great and successful people rarely succeed. They don’t need extra efforts to achieve something. So no one knows them without reference. Great people are self-made. They steal the opportunities instead of waiting for them. They don’t wait for miracles to happen. They live their lives as a living miracle.
J.K. Rowling used to clean the church with her sister when she was young. Her father left them and her mother died due to illness. She applied in Oxford University but couldn’t get admission. She was very young when she got married then divorced and then left alone with a baby. She suffered from depression but her depression created the famous creatures ‘’Dementors’’. She took her, ’’Harry Potter and the philosopher’’ to 12 publishers but it got rejected .Every time she failed she tried again. If you are a 90’’s kid imagine your childhood if she didn’t went to the 13th publisher. (Failure to success)
Even age doesn’t matter:
KFC was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders. He was above 60 when he invested his retirement money on introducing his secret fried chicken recipe to different authorities. His recipe was rejected 1009 times. He too believed in himself and never stopped to try again. So if you are in you 40’s, 50’s or 60’s and thinking of quitting for your passion because the rest of the world thinks that you are a failure. Please don’t and try again. Sanders’ story is a reminder for you.
Grades never decide how good you are:
Steven Spielberg is the legendary Hollywood director. He wanted to study film making in the University of Southern California. But got rejected three times because of low grades. The he started working in universal pictures. After that he gave us blockbusters like Jurassic park, E.T.(Extra-terrestrial) and Jaws.so if today you couldn’t do well in your test or you don’t have good GPA and you know that your grades does not represent your knowledge. Just remember, good grades were never the goal, knowledge is and it will pay off in the right time. You out there reading this write up, if you are someone who is deciding to quit because of rejections and is tired to try again, I want you to know, we chose to write on this topic today because we want you to know, you are not a failure unless you think you are, don’t put your amazing stunning ideas in the thrash of your memory, the world would be very different without Harry Potter, Cinderella and of course KFC burgers. Don’t read it because you think you are a failure, read it because believe that you different.
But, what do you believe in?
So wherever you are and no matter how many times the world has told you that you are ordinary, prove them wrong. If you believe you have some extra talents that the world is unknown to, don’t let other’s opinions impose on you, you are different and they are ordinary and can’t understand your ideas, let the world know how extra ordinary you are, bring your sparkle to the light, refine it and make it shine the brightest. BECAUSE FAILURE IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
‘’Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I will try again tomorrow.’’ -Mary Anne Radmacher
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– Article by Born Realist