Lesson 10: Accepting the “failures”

Here at the MicroRead, no one is a failure, BUT we all fail from time to time, and I think this needs to be embraced towards our shortening road down success…don’t you agree?

Failures are just as essential as our successes, if not more important. When you get burnt by the failure stick, you sure remember how bad you felt than compared to when someone pats your back and tells you what a great job you’re doing.

I’ve compiled a short list of 5 “failures” to get you thinking about this bigger picture:

  1. Thomas Edison: According to his teacher was “too stupid to learn anything”… Just go wiki the man, and look at how smug he looks sitting in a room with a light bulb he made…
  2. Henry Ford : Became broke about 5 times before anything went right his way, but eventually went zooming off (do not excuse this pun, it was deliberate).
  3. Michael Jordan: was cut from his basketball team from school, apparently went home and balled his eyes out. He’s not crying now…
  4. Walt Disney: maybe being fired from his job at a newspaper may have been one of the luckiest things to have happened to Disney, according to his editor “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas”.
  5. Bethoven: everyone handles things differently, for Hovi it was the violin, as he was more interested in composing rather than technique. His teacher said he was “hopeless as a composer”… but wait !!!? …he composed 5 of the greatest symphonies known to man whilst deaf…I think he’s alright to say the least.

Now, when you think of these individuals, I think the word failure is far from your mouths and minds. Yet, like all of us, we all buckle a few times on the cobbled road to success. Let it ruin an hour, maybe, a whole day, but when you wake up the next day, you MUST learn, and take it in your stride. If you let the little critters win, your failure will define you. Accept the failures, and keep it moving…just keep it MOVING!

Accepting my failures,

The MicroRead

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