Invite Failure

author : c.krishnan
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"Can everybody attain success in their first single effort?"

You can get an answer to this question if you read or hear the biography of some successful people.  Nobody has attained their success in their first effort or attempt.  In real life you may see numerous popular personalities in cinema or in the sports field.

It is common to see the peak of any favorite artist or sports personality. Today we are able to see their continuous box office hits, medals and awards.  But it may not be possible for most of us to see the struggles they paid to attain these continuous box office hits, medals, and awards.  Even some artists have told in their biographies that the director who refused chances or assignments in the entry stage is now waiting for years for their call sheet.  They would never have minded about their image, health, or working hours, because their only aim at that time of entry would be that they should get recognition in the cinema industry.

Today thousands and thousands of fans are waiting to see a glimpse for a few seconds, and hundreds of directors are waiting for their call sheet to their next film.  Companies are showing their face in the small screen and earning millions of dollars as profit.  They come to this present stage only after paying some hefty dues like hard work, dedication, and sincerity.  They didn’t come to this stage all of a sudden.  They came to this stage after falling down many times. But they rose again and walked towards their dream.

You want to go to a 24-story building. You have to go to 24th floor. Can you go to that 24th floor by pulling yourself straight to that 24th floor?  Definitely you can’t. You have to cross the steps in between the floors. Maybe you can go fast by skipping one or two steps. But it is difficult to skip more than that.

You may argue, “Why should I go by foot when I can go in the elevator?”

Even the elevator must also pass the floors one by one. It cannot go straight to the 24th floor.  When we run into the impossible and impracticable things in our routine life, we have to use these principles when we want to achieve success.  It is natural that most people want to get their success in one instance or one attempt or one effort.  However, there may be only one success in a thousand that will come in a single effort.

We must all be aware that success attained in one single effort will have only a short span of life. Because success achieved without any strain or struggle cannot last long.  You may not have the chance to learn lessons and techniques to refine yourself or your profession when you achieve success in a single instance.   The success you get after prolonged efforts, strains, and experiences will last for ever.  It is permanent.  It teaches you lessons, knowledge, and techniques.

You will gain Himalayan strength and knowledge, and you will have the power to keep up that success.  You can gain experience only out of your failures. There is no other way or means in this world to get these experiences.   Even the world’s best teacher cannot teach you what an experience teaches you.  Everybody should be lucky enough to fail. You should not panic about failure.  You should think that failure is your friend.  When you get rid of the fear of failures, success will be ready to accompany you for your journey towards the peak.

A person who got his success in a single effort cannot tolerate even a single failure.  He will be soon vanished from the scene after that single failure. He won't have the courage to adjust himself for that single failure.  But the person, who wants to climb the peak of success doesn’t mind the failures and abuses experienced while passing through that journey. His only aim will be to clinch the victory at the peak.

Only failures can create the geniuses in this world. When a genius reveals his failures to the world, those failures inspire and attract so many souls and create so many more geniuses in this world.

Failure and success are laws of nature.  Many picture failure as undesirable and success as desirable.  But failure should be imagined as desirable with due respect because it teaches us many lessons even a world-class university cannot teach.

So let us invite failure, get rid of the fear of failure, think of failure as our friend, and march towards the peak of success till we clinch the victory with the lessons we learned out of failures.



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date: January 1, 2006



Author's bio:
Krishnan.c, was formerly senior official in a State Government Corporation in India.

After serving 27 years in Government, he is now writing articles mostly on motivational topics blended with his professional and personal experiences.



Author's bio:
Krishnan.c, was formerly senior official in a State Government Corporation in India.

After serving 27 years in Government, he is now writing articles mostly on motivational topics blended with his professional and personal experiences.

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