Yep. This can be true.
The below italicized passage is a guest post from "Look-Here" blog.
EVERY SUCCESS STORY IS ALSO A STORY OF GREAT FAILURE
Failure is the highway to success. Tom Watson Sr. said, "If you want to succeed, double your failure rate."
If you study history, you will find that all stories of success are also stories of great failures. But people don't see the failures. They only see one side of the picture and they say that person got lucky: "He must have been at the right place at the right time."
Let me share someones life history with you. This was a man who failed in business at the age of 21 ; was defeated in a legislative race at age 22; failed again in business at age 24; overcame the death of his sweetheart at age 26; had a nervous breakdown at age 27; lost a congressional race at age 34; lost a senatorial race at age 45; failed in an effort to become vice-president at age 47; lost a senatorial race at age 49; and was elected president of the United States at age 52.
This man was Abraham Lincoln.
OK, so perhaps you don't want to be president (me either!) But ...
When embarking upon anything new (and certainly anything worthy of our greatest energy and focus), there is bound to be:
- the trial and error phase
- the practice-practice-practice makes permanent phase
- the it-feels-like-I-just-got-clobbered-by-a-huge-wave moments (argh!!!)
So, when you encounter these little failures ... what then?
- Process through it. (try to release those "nay saying" voices. And, find yourself some "cheer-leading" advocates, for the love! I have mine. I'm GRATEFUL for mine. I LOVE mine.)
- Learn a bit from each (seeming) pitfall.
- Tweak a few things.
- Keep Going!
(REMEMBER: pause and quiet your thoughts often to check-in with your heart's desire. That "voice" that sings clear and true. That "voice" eluded to in the previous entry: "Your Place." Yeah, that one ... adjust your path in accordance with your "Truth" with a capital T)
Ease on down the road .... to YOUR success!