I have been hearing that we learn from our failures, but what I believe is no one can learn anything from failure unless one is eager to win next time, face the next race with more the accuracy and more the vibrancy. A failure is not an end in itself. It is just a beginning of something new along with one more opportunity to enhance oneself. It also offers you a new mindset to work with a different angle and conquer any mountain.
After facing any failure life gives us two alternatives, either we pull ourselves back and forget our dreams or push ourselves forward and achieve our dreams. Once I faced the worst failure of my life but it offered me some incredible change too. When I was going to gear up my journey to be a public speaker, I failed while delivering my first speech. At my school, before nearly 500 students as soon as I had started my speech with full enthusiasm, after three lines I forgot the rest of the speech.
I was totally blank at that moment which made everyone laugh at me. I became angry because of this incident. In this anger, I decided that one day I would knock everyone down by virtue of my public speaking ability. My anger became my motivation. It gave me a practical example of ‘miracles do happen just at the moment we think of quitting’. I am thankful for this failure because if had I not faced it,I would not have become a public speaker and started my journey of public speaking. Furthermore, I came to know that failures along the way are like intervals in the movie. The show must go on and quitting is never an option. The only thing is that we must have the sword of right mental attitude to counter failure because nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude and nothing on earth can help the man with a wrong mental attitude. When we conquer within, we conquer outside. In summation, I would like to reflect my words with the famous saying by Martial Luther King Jr. If you can’t fly, then run, If you can’t run, then walk, If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.
BBA IInd year,