Courage is victory and timidity is defeat! It is not the size of the dog in the fight, but it is the size of the fight in the dog that counts. If you are not afraid, you can do anything. You have to have the courage to stand up to defeat, spot your opportunity and turn defeat into victory. One man with courage makes a majority.
There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown helpless about them. If you persevere, keep the pressure and hang on long enough, you can wear down any opposition and overcome any obstacle. It is more often the fear of failure than the failure itself that cripples one’s creativity and inhibits the initiative. To conquer fear is then the beginning of wisdom and the first step to success.
Success begins in a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.
– Walter D. Wintle
The reasons for failure may seem staggering if viewed collectively, but looked at individually, they will no longer be that formidable. You can either be discouraged and defeated by failure, or you can learn from it and use it as the stepping stone to success. It is a fallacy as well as a folly to think that failure is the enemy of success.
On the other hand, it is a great teacher – a harsh one, no doubt, but the best. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes or meeting failures. often success surfaces on the far side of failure. If you can manage to learn from failure and benefit from your mistakes, you will decidedly go where you started out to go. The formula for success may well be to double the rate of your failure.
Failure is not fatal; it can verily be the stepping stone to success if you can put failure to work for you. The ability to fail, but profit from it, contributes to lasting success. Making a mistake is not a crime but repeating one is. Everybody fails at some point in time. Extract the lesson to be learnt from the failure and try again with redoubled vigor. There is no failure saved in giving up; no real fall, so long as one still tries. Continuous effort of itself implies the power to rise. Seeming setbacks make the strong still wiser and spur them on to greater efforts.
Nothing that comes too easily is worth having. When you want success, you must be ready to pay the prices which includes braving failures and setbacks and persisting with your efforts till the goal is won. Achieving success demands total effort. One has to resist temptations and defy distractions. If you want to get there badly enough, nothing can stop you.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling; but in rising every time we fall. Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes but great minds rise above it. Meet every adverse circumstance as its master and don’t let it master you. Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties. Adversity is the prosperity of the great. Kites rise, not with, but against the wind.
To dare is great but to bear is greater. Bravery we share with brutes, fortitude with saints. If you have never failed, it is an easy guess that you have never known a high success. The hardest man in the world to beat is the man who laughs in the face of defeat.
Until next time…