There’s A Lot To Learn From Failure

There’s A Lot To Learn From Failure



The absolutely worst person on the face of this planet is the person that will laugh at another’s failure.  I find them despicable low life losers.  Never have and never will do anything.  They’ve found out how to do one thing in life, usually the easiest and that’s where their lives exist. They resist learning or trying anything new for their fear of failure.

I love it when I see or read of someone that takes chances…..fails and keeps going and then, then success!!!  Their failures have built their road to success.

I love it when these people that have failed and eventually succeeded take me on the journey with them…..  I’m in awe of their tenacity!  They will their project in to existence.  They look past the rejection, perhaps analyzing it only thru reworking but never feeling ‘whoa is me’.

These people are my heroes!



There’s a lot to learn from failure.

Agatha Christie endured 5 years of rejections!  She now is the second in all-time publishing sales….first is William Shakespeare.

James Dyson.  5,127 prototypes.  That’s his path to success.  I love this story and often ask myself at what prototype would I have said ‘fuck it’ and quit!  Resilience, the enemy of failure.

In 1832 Abraham Lincoln lost his job and was defeated for state legislature, 1833 failed in business, in 1835 his love died, 1836 he suffered a nervous breakdown, 1843 defeated for nomination for congress, 1848 lost nomination, in 1848 rejected for land officer, 1854 he was defeated for U.S. senate, 1856 defeated for nomination of Vice President, 1858 once again defeated for U.S. senate.  1860…….1860 was a bit different as he was elected President of the United States.  On top of this….he was a very homely man.  He never appeared to be sorry for himself and his lot in life.  I’m one that’s grateful for his perseverance.

This gentleman failed in business twice and filed for bankruptcy. His first company was the ‘Henry Ford Company’, the second ‘Cadillac Automobile Company’, the third ‘Ford Motor Company’.  You may have driven or ridden in one of his cars……Henry Ford.



Fired in 1919 from a newspaper in Kansas because he lacked imagination, his first business ‘Laugh-O-Gram’ ended in bankruptcy.  He moved to Hollywood California and started a Mickey Mouse business…..you may know him, I grew up watching him on TV…….Walt Disney.

This young fellow was told he was ‘too stupid to learn anything’!  1,000 patents later……Thank you Thomas Edison.

He didn’t speak until he was 4 years old, read until 7, and thought to be mentally handicap…..his name, Albert Einstein.

“You ain’t goin’ nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.”  Advice to a young Elvis Presley.  Glad he didn’t listen!!

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”  Michael Jordan   He was also benched in junior high, a turning point in his storied life.



In some cases rejection devastates, in others it levitates.

And here’s the thing to success……we too become the beneficiaries!

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

Peace, love, and beaches,

John



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