“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new”...Albert Einstein
This week, these words from Einstein have meant so much more to me compared to the first time I heard them. Such profound words coming from this world renown genius. I also realised, that this is a reality everyone must choose to either accept or reject.
Experience has also taught me that failure is just a wonderful part of a success story. Usually when I evaluate the lives of everyone I consider successful, inspirational, worth listening to or learning from and all these other brands I give people I admire, I realise the reason I admire them is actually because they allowed me to connect with their human side. You see, these people have been transparent with their lives, they allow me to see and even count the number of times they have failed. I connect emotionally, physiologically and even intellectually with them, as a result, admiration, encouragement, inspiration come flooding in and suddenly I am much more psyched to pursue my goals and dreams.
The clouds that make failure dull and gloomy are blown away by a light that reveals that it is only but just a part of the cycle of succeeding in life. Failure is no longer embarrassing, and a label I have attached to myself, but only the next chapter of what I believe is MY success story.
Phew, now I can breath and look up again, now I can put my head back up and face my “giant” once again. Wisdom has taught me since I failed the last time , I might want to try doing things a little differently this time. Perhaps, I can get a little more input from my instructor, perhaps if I am open enough, I can tell him what really happened, and I can be sure he will shed the much needed light on how to move forward. Maybe if I did a little more research on this subject and project I failed last time, I would have more insight. I realise I might need the help my friend offered after all. He is much better at organizing than me, that’s for sure, and Jennifer is much better at numbers than me. I should probably get her on board this project. I’ll just stick to communicating the vision and implementing it. Those are my strengths, and now I see that different strengths will help me move to the next step.
I am encouraged. Failing is only just a part of the process. Failure will never be my name or character. Infact, I would rather fail than not try at all. I refuse to wallow in self pity and disappointment. I am gifted, creative, energetic and enthusiastic. I can do this. I will get back up again. Success is just another step forward.
Author: Neema Kung'u | Date Created2017-06-15 14:01:30 | Comments: 0