Sounds crazy right? But essentially it looks like if you haven’t failed you won’t ever succeed. I have been reading biographies of the most successful people of our time. I am talking about Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs (R.I.P.), J.K. Rowling, Jerry Jones, Vera Wang, and Bill Gates. One thing they all had in common was FAILURE!!!
Oprah was fired from a TV station because they saw her un-fit as an anchor, Steve Jobs was fired from the company he co-founded, J.K. Rowling hit rock bottom as a single mom living off welfare, Jerry Jones had various failed business ventures, Vera Wang didn’t make the Olympic Ice-Skating Team and was later on passed over as chief-editor for Vogue, Bill Gates is a college drop out and the first Microsoft Product was an epic fail.
Despite all the challenges and adversary they faced, never gave up but instead created their own opportunities. Oprah owns a media empire now and is worth $2.9 Billion. Steve jobs was re-hired by Apple as they realized that he was the driving innovative spirit of the company. It is thanks to him that Apple has become a lifestyle “It-Brand” breaking any barriers of age, culture, and socio-economic background. J.K. Rowing became the first billionaire author after writing 7 Harry Potter books. Jerry Jones not only owns America’s Team The Dallas Cowboys but also runs a very successful oil and gas company. Vera Wang started designing wedding gowns at the age of 40 and is now one of the most renowned designers of the fashion industry worth $1 Billion. Bill Gates is worth $72 Billion and Microsoft became the largest personal-computer software company in the world.
What I would like for you to get from this blog post is, that failure is not the end of the world. Don’t stay paralyzed in self doubt about your vision after you have encountered failure. Take key learning from it, analyze it, process it, optimize it and continue working hard to accomplish your dreams. See your failures as a step closer to your BREAKTHROUGH!!!