It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Bill Gates
If you have lived your life, you have experienced failure.
What are the lessons of failure?
There is one HUGE lesson of failure – failure is not final. Failure is not final, unless you quit.
In fact, wouldn’t you say that quitting might be the only failure to fear?
Here are ten famous failures who didn’t quit:
Bill Gates – it turns out he knew what he was talking about in the above quote.
J.K. Rowling – a bunch of publishers turned her manuscript down. One publisher had a daughter read it. She wanted more and the rest is history.
Steve Jobs – started a company; was fired by that company; and then took that company to the top.
Albert Einstein – disregarded as a student, he did what he knew best and revolutionized physics and mathematics.
Abraham Lincoln – he struggled before he was elected as President of the United States.
Michael Jordon – missed more shots than he made.
Steven Spielberg – struggled in school.
Walt Disney – was once told he had no imagination.
Vincent Van Gogh – suffered from mental illness and took his own life.
Stephen King – was a troubled, paranoid child who suffered from nightmares.
If you feel like failure is holding you back, just keep trying – your break through might be just around the corner.