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Succeeding Is Good, But Is It Bad to Fail?

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In one of the Earth’s corners, lived a boy. He was a cheerful and happy human. But, on a fateful day, the smile vanished from his face. It was replaced with tears in the eyes. What happened to him? Well, he became a victim of the world’s worst disaster. What? He failed in his exam. His once colorful life now turned to a desert. People were discussing what he will do with his life. It seemed like there was no hope left to succeed in the future.

Well, that was one corner, now let’s talk about another. There, a young gentleman was planning to take the extreme step, he was searching on Google, “How to end his useless life?” Why was he doing this? Because his dream venture failed, and society left no stone unturned to increase the already existing negativity.

Is failing that bad? Does your life end when you fail? No. Agreed, success gets you claps, but failure gives experience. And, these experiences can make you achieve the heights of success you’ve not even dreamed of. Don’t believe me? In that case, search for the success stories of famous personalities. You will come to know how many times they failed before becoming successful. Feeling lazy to search? Well, let’s talk about some of them.

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

Switch off the lights. What’s there? Darkness. This is how our lives would be if Thomas Edison had not invented the light bulb. Was it an easy thing to do? No. He failed numerous times. But, do you know what he said? His words were “These were not failures, they were my steps to success.” If he hadn’t kept this positive attitude, would it have been possible for him to leave his mark on the world?

If this example is not enough, let’s take another one. Steve Jobs, the founder and CEO of a tech giant, we all know as Apple, got expelled from his own company. Yes, he was shown the door by the same company that he founded. Is it anything less than a failure? No. But, he did not lose hope, he kept fighting two fights. Yes, not one but two. First to get his position and reputation back and the second to snatch his life from cancer’s hands. He may have lost the second as winning that was not completely in his control, but won the first battle, and with that our hearts too.

Would they have ever known what success is and how it feels when you succeed without failing? No. We know the sweet dishes’ taste because we’ve tasted the bitter ones before, the same is the case with success too. Have you heard of the quote, “A man can never taste success if he hasn’t tasted failure.” The quotes like these further voice my opinion.

What is Failure?

All our lives we defined the term “failure” in an incorrect way. The below-mentioned points will help you understand what it means in the correct sense.

Failure is a teacher: There is no better teacher than failure. It teaches you patience and how to stand for yourself when no one is by your side. These are some of the teachings we get from our teachers, right? When the teachers are good, then how can failure be bad if it also teaches the same thing? 

Failure is a new way generator: Will anybody see a problem with a different perspective if he becomes successful in solving it on the first shot? I do not think so. 

We try to find alternatives only when the original idea fails. It is human nature. Therefore, failures become necessary. They make us glance at the situation from a new angle so that we can discover all the possible approaches to address an issue. After all, it is this trial and error that leads to great inventions.

Failure is a motivator: Yes, failures also motivate. When you fail multiple times a thought strikes your mind, “I am tired of doing the same task, again and again, this time I’ll complete it without failing no matter what”. What has failure done? Well, it has motivated you to give your best and succeed.

“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time, but it is the ability to resist or use failure that often leads to greater success.” – J.K. Rowling

Failure is a praise winner: It may sound weird, but failure gets you more praise than becoming successful. How? When you fail, people criticize, however if you get up and fight again, then the same people applaud louder on your success. Their words change from “He can’t do anything” to “We never thought he could do this, he is a fighter.”

Failure is toughener: This is something you surely cannot deny. Failure toughens you. It makes you mentally stronger so that you can prove yourself. It inculcates the skill in you to ignore the societal pressure and chase your dreams with more vigor and zeal.

Still thinking failure is a curse or have you realized its importance in life? Even if you have failed, don’t give up. Instead, learn from it and continue moving on the path leading to your dream. One day you’ll be successful. Remember, you do not fail when you’re unsuccessful in achieving something. You fail when you’ve stopped trying to achieve it. Get up and fight back.

Tell us about one of your failures, how you approached it, and how you overcame it! Share your stories with us below!

Kelly Brown is an academic writer associated with Global Assignment Help Australia, a renowned website providing assignment writing services to the students for more than 10 years. In addition to this, he is also an ardent motivational speaker, researcher, cook, reader, and traveler.

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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