Every Success Story Is Also a Story Of Great Failure
All success stories are stories of great failures. The only difference is
that every time they failed, they bounced back. This is called failing
forward, rather that backward. To succeed in business or life we must
continually take remedial actions. Putting yourself on the line day after
day can be extremely draining, especially when things do not work out as
desired. Hence, each time a disappointing event happens, I like to get
reminded some of these famous failures.
Soichiro Honda’s success story was turned down by Toyota Motor Corporation during a job
interview as “engineer” after World War Two. He continued to
be jobless until his neighbours starting buying his “home-made scooters”.
Subsequently, he set out on his own to start his own company Honda.
Today, the Company has grown to become the world’s largest motorcycle
manufacturer and one of the most profitable automakers – beating giant automaker such as
GM and Chrysler. With a global network of 437 subsidiaries, Honda develops,
manufactures and markets a wide variety of products ranging from small
general-purpose engines and scooters to specialty sports cars.
Akio Morita’s success story, founder of giant electric household products, Sony Corporation,
first product was an electric rice cooker, only sold 100 cookers (because it
burned rice rather than cooking). Today, Sony generates US$66 billion in
revenue and ranked as the world’s 6th largest electronic and
Bill Gates success story, founder and chairman of Microsoft has literally changed the work
culture of the world in the 21st century, by simplifying the way computer is
being used. He was the world’s richest man for more than one decade.
However, in the 1970′s before starting out, he was a Harvard
University dropout. The most ironic part is that, he started a software company (that
was soon to become Microsoft) by purchasing the software technology from
“someone” for only $US50 back then.
Thomas Edison’s success story, One day a partially deaf four year old kid came home with a
note in his pocket from his teacher. “Your Tommy is too stupid to
learn, get him out of the school.” His mother read the note and answered,
“ My Tommy is not stupid to learn, I will teach him myself” And that
Tommy grew up to be the great Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison had only three months of
formal schooling and he was partially deaf. In spite of disaster, he invented
the phonograph. He failed approximately 10,000 times while he was working on
the light bulb.
Setbacks are inevitable in life. A setback can act as a driving force and
also teach us humility.
Ask yourself after every setback: What did I learn from this experience?
Only then will you be able to turn a stumbling block into a stepping stone.
Have there been any failures in your life ? Keep marching forward.
I suggest taking help from a proven system would be a wise choice!
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