”Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s ok to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.”
-H. Stanley Judd
Life is a beautiful garden, the more we live, the more we enjoy peace. Life is a battleground, the more we live the more we encounter pressure. Those who run from failure often ruin their chances of becoming successful.
Van Gogh’s life is nothing but a tale of caution. He became rich and famous after death, but in his lifetime, he was a failure. He burned and destroyed many of his paintings out of frustration and rejection. He was known to only sell one of his masterpieces.
He slowly began to carve a niche for himself while he was alive, but he also had a bunch of critics who gradually crushed his self-esteem. He did not work to overcome his fear of failure and eventually killed himself. Soon after his death, his works began to garner fame and financial success.
Come to think of it, God created man out of dust. It was possible for God to make a masterpiece (man) out of a messy piece (mud) because He was was able to see and make sense out of nonsense.
Dust is almost worthless, lifeless and almost valueless, but God had to create man out of it.
This beautiful and wonderful world was created out of formless and empty earth, as recorded in the book of creation.
Light was created out of the darkness. Beauty was brought out of the bland and bleak.
A lot of times, people who are too afraid to fail get stuck, stagnant, famished and frustrated. They forget that the best way to avoid failure is to do nothing, and that is exacty the surest ways to prevent success – do nothing.
Only foolish men laugh when great men fall, the wise learn from every failure. Failure is not always a sign of incompetence or lack of intelligence, it is mostly a sign that there is room for you to dream more, dare more and do more with your life.
Every sweet success is a product of bitter failure. At birth, a mother’s greatest joy, her child is delivered with pain and pressure, even the new born’s entry into the world is announced by a bitter cry.
No motivational speaker has the recipe for success, every man’s success is a product of his capacity to fraternize his failure and forge success out of the unusual union. Until you start seeing failure as the most important ingredient of success, you might not taste real success.
A seed does not need a ‘motivational speaker’ to break out from a dark and dirty soil, and then become a fresh and flourishing plant. It only needs to be in the right environment with the right nutrient. Your environment plays a pivotal role in the fulfilment of your assignment. Surround yourself with dream catalysts.
When you overcome the fear of failure by dreaming more, daring more, doing more, learning more, loving more and living for more, then you become a signature of success.
© Adeleke Adeite 2020
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