As creative thinkers, we want to make progress, and we want to move big ideas forward. So, it’s no surprise that the best motivator is being empowered to take action.”
If you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own.
The courage to fail
Failure is known as the stepping stone to success. It is considered the pre-requisite to success that is ‘truly deserving’. Somehow, unless you have passed through the fires of hardship and tribulation, drama and retribution, the taste of success is just not sweet enough, triumphant enough, or enduring enough.
Tales abound with world conquering heroes who touched the zenith of their efforts after years of excruciating toil. Bards sing of men and women who beat impossible odds to reach their destination, of princes who battled fire breathing dragons to free their beloved. If the brave German prince had not rescued his beloved Ranpuzel from the wicked witch before marrying her, we would not hear of it as a famous fairytale. Would we have known Alexander the Great as a wildly successful king if he had not his valour on the battlefield as testimony to his unchallenged greatness?
Since the tender years of childhood, we are conditioned to believe that failure, misery, pain and aggression are the identifiers and influencers of the quality of success that follows them. Even the definition of what constitutes success is hammered into us and any separation from this predictable, socially conforming life plan is considered deviant. Success is considered such a demanding event that one needs to possess ‘what it takes’ to achieve this elusive lady.
But does not true courage lie with those who dare to step off the road most taken, those for whom uncertainty of the unknown is a constant companion and failure an easily accepted bosom pal to laugh at ourselves with?
Is success not multidimensional, an amorphous zone that can mean radically different things to different people pacing different walks of life? To an educated young adult, achieving glory, adulation and financial prowess may count as success. To a Sri Lankan fisherman, returning shore-wards every sundown with a trawlerful of prawns is victory. Yet to a child the first toddling steps without taking a fall is success.
Accepting life as it happens, focusing on the present moment and following our heart into the valley of unknown experiences is true success. Knowing that we need to do what we truly desire — equally dispassionate to the crown of approbation that society deems to grace us with — and to the brickbats of failure they judge us to deserve — is courage.
The courage to fail, get up and try again. Within resides the story of success.
written by https://medium.com/@vyonup
published in https://medium.com/life-hacking-2