Hello Friends! Long time no talk. I know. My fault. Moving on! 🙂
I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time now, and would like to discuss it publicly with you all. Lot’s of us are on this massive Earth floating around the atmosphere just trying to scurry around and chase our dreams, one day at a time. We chase and chase and chase and often times we may fail. But in order to improve your performance, you must learn from successful failures. This is something, I feel, many people struggle with. If they fail once, then whats done is done. Right? Wrong!
Here are some exceptional examples of famous history staples, (courtesy of See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar), who failed more times than they’d probably admit but just look at what came of it.
Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth
Ty Cobb was thrown out more times trying to steal than any man in baseball history. Babe Ruth struck out more times than any man in baseball history. Hank Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth’s record, has struck out more times than 99 percent of the players who make it to the major leagues. Nobody, but nobody, considers them failures and few people can even recall their failures. Everyone remembers their successes.
Thomas Edison’s teacher called him a dunce and he later failed over 14,000 times in his efforts to perfect the incandescent light. Abraham Lincoln was well known for his failures but nobody considers him a failure either. Albert Einstein flunked math and Henry Ford was broke at age 40.
Walt Disney went broke a total of 7 times and had a massive nervous breakdown before success smiled on him. Actually, all these people succeeded because they kept at it. As a matter of fact, the major difference between the big shot and the little shot is: the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.
I guess it really is true what they say! If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. Seriously though.
Keep on trying! We’re all in this together.
Until next time,