Failure is The Foundation

At some point in our lives, we are all gripped with a crippling fear. This crippling fear is that of failure. This fear is so appalling that it stops the majority of people from even taking the initial step. It boggles me that so many out there will never take a step towards their dreams because they are too afraid of failing.

Yes, the idea of failing is a scary and daunting thought. After all, who wants to fail? Certainly no one wants to be associated with failure and, unfortunately, it’s for that reason that many never capitalize on their talent and potential. Their worry often cripples them.

Winners know that standing still is a bigger failure when compared to failing whilst moving forward. Because if you give something a go and fail, you have at least walked away with valuable lessons, and therefore are ahead.

We tend to look at the world’s greatest individuals and admire them for their success. What many don’t realize are the numerous failures they have had to experience along the way. Take for example Michael Jordan, a basketball great and a certain winner in all our minds. To this day, many are in awe of him and his achievements on the court. He’s not only the inspiration of many current basketball champions, but just about every young aspiring kid out there interested in the sport.

This is what Michael had to say about the reason for his success, ‘I have missed more than nine thousand shots in my career. I have lost almost three hundred games. On twenty-six occasions, I have been entrusted to take the game’s winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over again in my life. And that is precisely why I succeed.’

Every winner will tell you of all the times they have failed. They will tell you about the failures they had to endure for the success they have today. They will share with you that the rewards of getting what they want far outweigh the failures they have had to face. They will declare that their failures have been the foundation for their success.

Winners expect and embrace failures as something that will remain constant throughout their lives. No matter how successful they are in whatever they do, they will have the failures to go alongside it.

Every winner out there has had to first become a Master of Failure before enjoying the winning side of life.


Kevin Abdulrahman is the Top Motivational Speaker India & International Author of a Series of Winning Books which have been translated in many languages. He is the Creator of Countless Training and Home Study Programs (online and offline) in the fields of Self Improvement, Motivation, Leadership, Public Speaking Training and Creating High Performing Individuals and Teams.

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Posted on May 18, 2016 in Articles

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