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If You Wish To Achieve Success, Make Failure Your Ally

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”


If You Wish To Achieve Success, Make Failure Your Ally
“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ― Truman Capote


It is unfortunate to see how people view failures. Failure is considered a dirty word with negative values and emotions attached to it. This scares anyone enough to give up the pursuit of their chosen goals.

It requires great endurance and forbearance to go through the phases when the results falls short of the desired outcome. But the truth is that success invariably comes after failures and it gives the true flavor to success.

Success that follows a series of failures is relished much more than otherwise and only a person with abundant forbearance can taste it.

One success story that the world is aware of is India’s unmanned spaceship launch to the planet Mars.

The space research organization has had its fair share of failures. But the scientist displayed utmost forbearance and kept learning from their failures.

That is how success is achieved. It is not a cakewalk but a journey full of endurance and indomitable will.

Abandon the Fear of Failure

Failure is not a bad thing; it only tells you that you have missed out on something. It guides you towards success by making you introspect and review your efforts.

Maybe some steps went wrong, or the results were not achievable with the amount of resources and efforts that were put in. It only requires you to have the forbearance to start over again.

If you are enthusiastic about your success, then it is a joy to start all over afresh.

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Consider Failure as Feedback

Failure is just a way to tell you that your efforts and expectations did not match up to the result. It tells you to re-align and remix the constituents.

Failures have made many manufacturer and industries that they are catering to the wrong market.

Many artists and writers, who had the forbearance to accept initial rejections, changed their tracks or audiences and gave big hits.

So you must read failures carefully and sift the data to come up with the right mix.

Learn to Delay Your Gratification

Disappointment comes in when you dwell too much on the fruits of success that were denied to you. Shift the focus from denial of the fruits to making the efforts.

When you enjoy the efforts and excel in what you are doing, success has to follow.

This kind of success which comes after failure is sweeter as it is redemption of your efforts and overcoming the challenges that confronted you.

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The Night is Darkest before Dawn

Having faith in yourself is vital. Even at times if it seems as if the world is coming down on you, develop forbearance to see yourself through the crisis.

Sometimes the last hammer stroke may break something, but it does not mean the earlier efforts went in vain. So you never know that your very next stroke may bring success.

Always give yourself that one last chance; else you will end up regretting all your life that may be you should have taken up that last chance.

Take heart from the fact that every dark night is followed by a bright day and when it is the darkest it means the dawn is nearby.

Those who quit midway, never reach the pinnacle of the success they had envisioned for themselves.

It is those who have the forbearance to withstand all calamities and are willing to give it one more try, taste the success and realize how their failures have added the flavor to it.



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Raj Kumar Hansdah
Raj Kumar Hansdah
Raj Kumar Hansdah, better known as RK, fell in love with books at his mother’s knees; and the fascination with the printed word kept growing over the years and still continues to be his passion. An alumnus of IIM-Indore and IISWBM-Kolkata, he had also attended IIM-Calcutta. He has more than two decades of corporate experience with companies in the public and private domain, namely SAIL, Jaypee Group, and Adani Group at the rank of General Manager in the Human Resources vertical. He loves to freelance as a literary consultant, a management consultant, and a writer. When he is not busy reading, ghostwriting or working on his debut thriller; not necessarily in that order; he loves to spend time with his wife and son.

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