March 30, 2017
There are many men and women in world history who experienced failure before success. It didn’t make them any less accomplished nor did it speak to a lack of intelligence. It just meant they had to be disciplined, tenacious, work hard and not give up in the face of adversity.
American politician, Abraham Lincoln, had business and political failures before becoming President of the United States. He experienced many setbacks and failures, but persevered, eventually won the presidency and made a difference in history.
German scientist, Albert Einstein, a name now associated with intelligence, was thought to be stupid when he was a young boy in school. He was mischievous and did not show the traits of a future genius. Some scientific mysteries baffled him and others it took time for him to decipher. However, with time his intellect developed and he is now embedded in world history as a genius.
Famous American inventor Thomas Edison stated, “I have not failed 10,000 times—I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.” Edison had many setbacks in his career, before he went on to success.
African American scientist, George Washington Carver, had setbacks he persevered through and went on to success. Carver is now in world history as a legendary inventor, but it took a tremendous amount of hard work, drive, imagination and sticktoitiveness to produce groundbreaking inventions.
There are no shortcuts to true success. One has to work hard and be diligent. You have to put in the hours of labor and dedication. You have to be determined and of a strong resolve to make success your own. Therefore, go for it!