Failure is Just Another Word for Success


I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison

We all have failed at least once if not many times. If we look back at those failures, we have always learnt some important lessons from those failures. Every failure makes us one level stronger and makes us ready for the next level for the game called LIFE !! For me failure is just another word for success. The difference is just like that of a frown and a smile.Here are some thoughts of how I have seen failures.

  1. Acceptance is the key: When people console you by saying that “it’s okay, it was not your fault.” Trust me it is your fault. Your fault is not that it happened. Your fault is why it happened. Learn to realize the “WHY ? ” and move on by fixing it. Not accepting it would simply take you to the next step without knowing how to not let it happen again.
  2. Nothing is permanent: Like success, even failure is not permanent. It is just a phase and will pass by as quickly as it arrived.
  3. You cannot reach there without falling: We all have some sort of goals set in life. We have our own ways to make it there. It is just how we learnt biking as kids. The fear of removing the training wheels have definitely freaked us all. Once removed, we have fallen many times but ultimately have learnt to ride it smoothly. Bruises, tears, fear, bumpy roads, laughter, smiles …all of this is part of one long journey to make it there. 
  4. Happiness is sitting right next to you: The ultimate treasure hunt for all of us is to find happiness though we forget that its right there. All we need to do is believe in our selves and start the journey. Constant belief in your goals will bring you happiness even before you get there.
  5. Be ready for surprises: I know we all never expect failures. Just the same way we don’t expect surprises. But they exist. Life has its own mysterious ways to surprise you and make you feel how lucky you are. Start counting on your blessings and life will never be the same.
  6. Find your inner peace: Quoting Buddha “we are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” We should find our passion, inner peace and success will follow its way.

Just as I end writing this article, I can see the sun rise taking over the dark night sky and the birds taking over the silence of the night before. In life, I believe our positive attitude is the sun which can take over our failures and the birds are the sound of a celebration for our happiness.

As we all take our next step towards our goals, I would like to say one last thing-

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” – Wilma Rudolph


Disha Manocha
Entrepreneurial Lead
SUNPAC International
Project Manager

About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.

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