Learn from failure-2

Learn from failure-2

Sometimes I wonder how many times a person can fail in life and again take a stand against unfavorable situations. I mean, c’mon buddy! Salute to Thomas Alva Edison that he made it happen (as I mentioned in my first article Learn from failure-1 “Thomas Alva Edison“) but he was one of those persons who are born with talent, not like me or you. One time comes when a person loses his strength to fight and surrenders in front of problems. But sooner I got to know another terrific story of never letting failures become an obstacle in the way to success. He was just a boy like you or me but unfortunately couldn’t live his childhood. At age 7, his family was forced out of their home and he had to work to support his family economically. He studied in the light of common fireplace and worked hard. But the fate had already chosen to put him down, his mother passed away when he was 9. His sister took care of him but she also could not stay to support him emotionally and passed away when he was 19. He was very young to bear these all happenings but he didn’t give up and started a business but failed as an unsuccessful businessman. He got fired from his job. He always stood out from the crowd with a height of six feet four inches. While working in as a clerk in a general store, he developed his political contacts and delighted people with his intelligence, hard work and ambitious thoughts. His ability to read and write was invaluable. It is said that even if you try to stay hidden from community, your abilities and qualities expose you publicly. He shortly became a popular person of town. Six months after his arrival in town, he announced his candidacy for a seat in the Illinois state legislature as an independent candidate. He lost more than 8 elections, but nothing could break his wings of hope. Now people remember him as “The 16th President of USA: Abraham Lincoln.” He was not an MBA, but we can learn the best management mantras from his life, the best utilization of available resources. In his words, “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”


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