Failure teaches you what works and what doesn’t. When you study the reasons for your failure and learn from it, you’ll find the key to your success. The great inventor Thomas Edison knew this truth better than anyone else. Did it take Edison 8000 trials to perfect the Edison battery? Afterwards, he uttered this famous quote, “At least we know 8000 things that don’t work”.
You should also be like that. Every successful person has had to overcome a temporary defeat at one time or another. Know this! You haven’t failed until you ACCEPT defeat. Do you envy those who got success easily? Don’t! Success earned despite earlier failure is so much sweeter than if you would get it otherwise.
Those who earn success in this way know the road to success. They are not afraid of losing what they have because they have learned how to become successful. Those that easily got success don’t know the road.
They got there so quickly that they didn’t bother to look around. Let me use the following analogy to illustrate. Take two guys travelling to the same destination, with this difference. The one is going by aeroplane and the other by car, but the one arriving by car had a few breakdowns along the way.