Should Failures be the End of our Dreams?

Today I set out to write a post about how our failures should fuel our determination to succeed instead of discouraging us into abandoning our dreams. But going through my Thoughts of the Day to look for quotes to sprinkle throughout the text, I found myself laden with quite a number of them. The only alternative then use them all with minimal comments.

Failure is a stimulant

Failure is indisputably a part of life. A very conspicuous part anyway. But what should be paramount in our minds is summed up in this African Ewe-Ge-Mina (my ethnic group) proverb: “Don’t turn where you fell into a bed.” This is what some great thinkers are also telling us:

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” - Dale Carnegie

“Failure is success if we learn from it.” ~ Malcolm Forbes

"Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing."-H. Stanley Judd

Action defeats failure

Heaven helps those who help themselves is also a proverb which exists in my language as “Lift your load onto your knee and God will hoist it onto your head.” What do some great thinkers say?

"The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true - action precedes motivation. You have to 'prime the pump' and get the juices flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first enough to prompt you to make the best of your day." -Robert J. McKain

"Success...seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." -Conrad Hilton

"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." -Napoleon Hill

"The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action."
-Alexander Graham Bell

Achievement seems to be connected with Action. Successful men and women make mistakes, but they keep on trying and never quit! (F5MMillinaire’s club newsletter)

"Don't tell yourself the lie that you can't do it. The truth is you CAN but you don't because you're afraid..." ― Anthony Robbins

Keep on keeping on

Sometimes we take action upon action in our determination to succeed but see no results. And then we quit. What however is the wisest thing to do? Here are answers from some great minds:

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” - Vince Lombardi

"The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible." - Richard M. DeVos

"The odds are with us if we keep on trying." - Keith DeGreen

"If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed." -David Viscott

"The person determined to achieve maximum success learns the principle that progress is made one step at a time. A house is built a brick at a time. Football games are won a play at a time. A department store grows bigger one customer at a time. Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments."
-David Joseph Schwartz

"If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'"
-Ann Landers

"What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens." -Thaddeus Golas

"I was once asked if a big business man ever reached his objective. I replied that if a man ever reached his objective he was not a big business man." -Charles M Schwab

“My strategy in life is simple: I make up for a profound lack of talent by refusing to quit. That's enabled me to accomplish almost every goal I've set for myself – from winning a high school state championship in water polo (when I joined the team I had to play goalie because I could barely swim)… to achieving academic goals (I must be one of the few people with dyslexia to pursue a career as a writer)… building relationships (my wife broke up with me six times)… to building this business (early in my career, Bill Bonner, who is now my
business partner, called me "hopeless").
It's amazing what you can accomplish if you simply refuse to quit.” ― Porter Stansberry

"The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel. - Napoleon Hill

"Whatever you do, never quit this business … you can do it." Quotation copied from an email message sent me by an internet marketer Franks Salinas.

"There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere...There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid toward your goals..." -Ben Stein

"Many Huge Success's Were Built On Many Small Failures! Never have regrets, Always have learning experiences and learn from those who are already successful." ~ Paul Nulty

Dream, Dream, Dream

Persistence or perseverance can help us succeed only if it is sustained by an unwavering dream. Do wise people agree?

"When you think big, your results are big." -Thomas J. Vilord

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." -William James

“There are many ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is” – Albert Einstein.


My conclusion is a call to action. What’s the use in giving a person instructions to carry out a task without giving them the tools to accomplish them?

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