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Going from one failure to another makes us strong, however that doesn’t mean that life is all about failures. Failures give us strength and spirit to find a new way to solve the problem and reach to success. See guys, whatever we do, our final aim is to get succeed in delivering the goods. But the way to success is full of thorns. Now it depends on the one who walks on the path that whether he wants to quit or go through thorns to achieve success. So guys, we are back with a new inspirational story.

Learn from failure

Learn from failure-Albert Einstein

The name of this man is set as synonym for ‘Genius’.

Any Guesses?

Yes, you are correct. It is Albert Einstein.

Albert Einstein is now termed as second name for genius. But for those who think “he is genius, so what? I’m not genius. He could live the life he did but I can’t.”, let me tell you, he was not always a genius. He led his life in that direction. He was not even able to speak fluently until he was 9 years old. His father used to think that he is complete failure. His teachers thought that he is slower than other children. He could not read properly. His way of behavior made people suspect that he is mentally retarded. He used to murmur the words silently in mouth before speaking the sentence loudly. He used to be in his own world of imagination and used to skip classes because of it. Many people thought that he would never succeed in his life. His schooling, graduation, everything didn’t go easy. He failed entrance exams several times. After graduation, he worked in many odd jobs like he tried to become musician, but soon he got bored from this. Eventually he found employment as patent clerk that he really loved because it gave him time to research on scientific stories. He worked with all dedication that he had to divorce his wife and lose his children. Everybody thought that he is crazy, but it was only him who knew that his work was right. He drowned in the science so much that he became mentally and physically ill.

Even after getting opposed by everyone he continued his work and studies on his theories. After years of hard work, one of his great theories, “General theory of relativity” was published. Now the world recognized his talent, however many scientists throughout the world didn’t agree with his theory and called it useless or worthless one. They said he didn’t have a logical mind. Anyways later on, the theory was accepted by the world.

And thus, so called slow learner, stupid minded, and illogical person won Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 and led United States to build an atomic bomb.

This story teaches us that many times your work will not be recognized as an appropriate one. But you should believe in yourself and in what you do. Be faithful and dedicated with your work and you will find yourself getting success in life.

Thanks for reading. We’ll be back soon with another story. Stay blessed.

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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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Learn From Failure

Learn From Failure

I’ve seen many people saying that they didn’t have sufficient resources, enough money, proper guidance, good luck (haha, it’s funny) otherwise they would have become someone very famous to be known as a successful person, they could have done something unforgettable. Common man, let me clear the air. The basic thing that matters is not the resources, money, guidance or good luck but your will to deliver the goods. Where there is a will, there is a way. The history is full of the examples where one has achieved success just because of their will power and voracious appetite for knowledge. Failure happens in everybody’s life, but the one who turns his failure into a step to success is the one who secures his success.

Today,  I’ll tell you story of a boy who was born in Milan, Ohio as the last of the seven children of his parents. He was very influenced by his mother who was a school teacher. In his total schooling of 12 weeks, he, the hyperactive kid, was deemed ‘difficult’ by his teacher. He left the school and had been taught by his mother at home. (Here he set an example for those who keep complaining about their initial schooling).

The kid, at age 11, showed insatiable appetite for knowledge and started reading books on wide range of subjects. Thus he developed his own process of self and independent learning. He convinced his parents to allow him to sell newspapers so that he could be in touch with the news. At age 12, he started publishing his own small newspaper named ‘The Grand Trunk Herald’ and realized the need and opportunities in knowledge sharing.
In a train accident he lost his ability to hear.

At age 15, he learned enough to be employed as a telegraph operator. Initially, his partial deafness was not any problem for his job because early Morse code was inscribed on a piece of paper, but the technology advanced and telegraph receivers got a sounding key by that they could hear the message by the sound of some clicks. Deafness of him left him unemployed. This was an another failure point of his life but he didn’t give up.

At age 22, he invented the Universal Stock Printer, which synchronized several stock tickers’ transactions. The Gold and Stock Telegraph Company was so impressed, they paid him $40,000 for the rights. He advanced the technology more and got paid by Western Union, paying Edison more than $100,000 in cash, bonds and stock (Here he set an example for those who complain of their disabilities).

During 1890’s he built a magnetic iron-ore processing plant, that was a big commercial failure. he didn’t get disappointed and turned his failure into success by turning the process into a better method to produce cement. He showed the world that failure is not the full stop, it can be turned into success too by a little extra efforts.

He found the right material for the filament, the little wire inside the light bulb. In 1879, after testing more that 1600 materials for the right filament, including coconut fiber, fishing line, and even hairs from a friend’s beard, Edison and his workers finally figured out what to use for the filament–carbonized bamboo. Everytime when he failed in his experiments for the correct fiber, he didn’t think that he failed, he thought that now he knows one more fiber that will not work. On this regard, his famous statement was, “I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 things that won’t work“.

Yes, the boy was Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of phonograph, long lasting carbonized filament light bulb, motion picture and holds more a than 1000 patents for his inventions. He could have complained about his schooling, his deafness, less resources to learn but he didn’t. He prepared his own way to learn things. He learned from failures. He turned the circumstances in his favour by his will power and never say die attitude. Think on it. I’ll be right back with some other stories.

Feel inspirational!

Stay blessed!!!


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