Just some encouragement…
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is strange with its twists and turns
As everyone of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.”
– author unknown
In our society we often glorify the people who have a long list of accomplishments after their name. We look up to those who are wealthy, have power, and have achieved what we often times only dream of. Yet what we decline to see is the hard work, the sweat, the tears, the sleepless nights, and the countless failures that usually comes before and with that success. To illustrate, let us take a look at four well-known people who either failed at something or were rejected before they became successful.
Nobody’s perfect. We are all bound to make mistakes at one time or another. And if you haven’t made a mistake, then you probably aren’t really living and Albert Einstein would tell you that you definitely have never tried anything new. One of the worst fears to have is the fear of making a mistake for you will always be chasing after perfection and perfection is the one thing that has never ever been attained by any single human.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. – attributed to Robert the Bruce
What do you do when you fail at something, whether it be in school, sports or just life in general? Do you stop studying math because you failed your last test? Do you dump soccer practice because you never score goals? Are you quick to give up on what you are not successful at? When you fall many times, do you stop getting up?