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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Being a Failure is not the opposite of Success

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Whats the opposite of success ? Failure.

Is that really true though. Is failure the yin to the yang ? The complete opposite of success ? No, it isn't. Because you see, there is no success without failure.

I didn't make it on my first attempt in competing in business IT case competitions. I've failed classes and tests before. I didn't succeed at my first leadership role.

But eventually I went on to win multiple competitions, I've managed to get 100% on class exams and I've successfully lead teams to succeed at achieving organizational goals. All of this was possible because my failures helped me learn to be successful.

Failure is success if we learn from it.
~Malcolm Forbes
The opposite of success is what will not help you get there. Its when you don`t do anything, sit there and decide not to be proactive. Its when you stop trying that you're not going to get closer to succeeding.

Because as bad failing is, it gives you an opportunity to learn and grow and move closer to success. Doing nothing won't give you that.

So go out there and try stuff, its okay to fail because it'll help you succeed. Don't do nothing.

By Stevie Vu

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1 comment:

  1. So true. Looking back on my life, I learned the most from my mistakes, but I would never change it for the world.