Failures and Disappointments are a part of our life, which occurs every day, whether it happens in our school, workplace, homes, or within relations. These are unavoidable, unescapable, irritating and cause negativity and unproductivity. Although the idea of surrendering and giving up is relatively too appealing, but wait a second there exist those people who have been through great failures still survived and learned from it.
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” — Henry Ford
Let’s explore about well-known failure to success stories all around the globe, to get the motivation that will help in keep going and achieving goals:
It is difficult to accept the fact that three dozen major publishers once rejected one of the most reputable labels in online publications. Before establishing the worldwide-recognized Huffington Post Empire, Arianna Huffington struggled a lot to publish and distribute her second book for long and was rejected thirty six times before it was eventually accepted for publication and distribution. Even though after getting accepted, Huffington Post itself was not a straight away success. When it launched, she was forced to face the negative reviews and criticism about its quality and its potential. Huffington very strongly overcame those initial sessions of stress and failure and established her name as one of the paramount outlets on the web.
Bill Gates is currently one of the world’s wealthiest people. But, he did not gain his wealth in a straight line to success. Bill Gates entered in an organization known as Traf-O-Data that was designed to measure, process and evaluate the statistics and information from traffic tapes. It was the early stage of big data. He attempted to sell the idea along with his business partner, Paul Allen, but it was a complete disaster and the invention hardly even worked. Still, Steve did not stop himself from exploring new opportunities and kept struggling. Few years later, he invented his first Microsoft product, and produced another way to progress.In his own words:
“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
Steve Jobs is an inspiring entrepreneur not only because of his endless inventions, but also because of his comeback from a practically irretrievable failure and disappointment. Steve achieved his success in 20s when Apple turned into a massive domain. When he was 30, the board of directors of Apple Company chose to fire him. Fearless by the failure, Steve established another organization, called NeXT, which was in the end acquired by Apple. He was once back at Apple, and then Steve proved his ability for taking the Apple brand higher than ever and by reinventing the brand’s image. Steve jobs stated in 2015 that:
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.”
Walt Disney is among the most innovative and creative minds of the 20th century, he was once terminated from a newspaper for the reason that he was told he needed creativity. Trying to continue, Disney established his first animation company, known as “Laugh-O-Gram Films”. He raised fifteen thousand dollars for the organization however inevitably had to close Laugh-O-Gram, following the termination of a significant distributor partner.Anxious and broke, Disney discovered his approach to Hollywood and faced much more failure, criticism and disappointment. Until finally, his first few classic films shoot up in fame and popularity. From Snow White to Frozen, Disney will keep on entertaining the world for generations.
Today, the whole world is familiar with Hershey’s chocolate. When Milton Hershey began his candy production career for the very first time, he was an ordinary person. Milton Hershey started three candy manufacturing industries before Hershey’s, and involuntarily watched all of them fail. In his last attempt, he established the Lancaster Caramel Company, and started getting massive results. He believed in his vision for milk chocolate for the masses, he finally established the Hershey Company and developed into one of the most famous labels in the industry of candy.
Success derives from moments of frustration, the moment you will find yourself the most painful and uncomfortable and want to remove all these hurdles. However, once you have gone through all those tough times, you will become stronger and closer to success. Get motivation from these stories whenever you face failure the next time. Sometimes, failure seems like the end, but always keep in mind that there are uncountable successful people in this world today who have learned from their failures and are enjoying their success now.
Accept the failure, learn from your faults and blunders and keep putting an effort to achieve your goals no matter what. Do not be scared to fail. In fact, start failing, and start failing often, in order to learn from each failure, that is how you will succeed and achieve your objectives.