A Quote for life!


“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects


Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Failure is the pillar of success

Life is a game – rather a series of games – you fail in one and succeed in the other, and the series goes on until you win. The end result is planned already. However, the journey to that end does not always see you wining. The journey is bejeweled with an exotic mix-n-match of triumph and defeat. Sometime you lose, sometime you win. Every time you lose, you get an experience – an understanding of the situation around you. You use this knowledge to move ahead in life and ensure that you do not repeat the same mistake. This is what you get from failures. When you have failed many times, you will be equipped enough not to fail any more. Next time you try to do the same thing, you would not commit all the mistakes that have brought failure to you previously, and thus you increase your chance to complete the work.



Failure was seen in lots of different ways by lots of people from all over the world. Some explained failure as the stepping stone to success, some portrayed failure as the key to all great achievements. I read a lot of quotes today and these are a few I loved most. Everyone who said something about Failure agrees on one thing, that Failure is not the end of anything. They agree that man should not stop on failure, but should rise, pull up the socks and try even more hard to move ahead in life. Hope you would like the following quotes:

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”... Sven Goran Eriksson

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently"... Henry Ford

“There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them.” ... Meimei Tom Krause

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”... Colin Powell

“Success builds character, failure reveals it” ... Dave Checkett

“Try and fail, but don't fail to try.”... Stephen Kaggwa

“Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities” ... Napoleon Hill

“Failure is success if we learn from it.”... Malcolm S. Forbes

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.”... Elbert Hubbard

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”... George Bernard Shaw

"My reputation grows with every failure.”... George Bernard Shaw

"Mishaps are like knives that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.”... James Russell Lowell


The idea is to carry on – to move on with life. Moving on with life means to forget about what has happened, stand up, look straight into the eyes of the next challenge that the life throws at you and face it and beat it to win. This is how we move on in life. We may face some hurdle in life which might look and sound too much difficult to be overtaken. We may fail the first time to solve it. We may fail a thousand times to jump over it until that one leap – that one hop – which will take us all the way to the top – the top where we can be the winner. This tells us that we need to keep on trying and should never give up. The moment we give up may be the moment prior to success. Can it be not? How aptly said:

“Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.”


Failure is the pillar of success. It should strengthen us and make us better prepared for the job. We know what not to do (as Benjamin Franklin told) while on that (specific) job. Having known all these, we go on trying and achieving what we desire and we get what we deserve. We never stop trying to achieve our most wanted wishes in life and we keep on trying on the path and we meet failures in between, but at the very last of the path, we ought to get success and that’s what we shall.

Cheers mate!!

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