Friday, December 30, 2011

Paradoxes of Life - The Success Paradox

Success is seen as something that comes easily to some people. But the paradox of success is that it is clearly borne out of failure. The more number of failures you have had, the more likely are you to succeed. Failure requires you to act, to try and to face success or failure. The more you act the more you are likely to fail, and the more you are likely to succeed. There is no other route to success other than failure.

Successful people are seen as those who have lived perfectly and never failed. Nothing can be further than truth. They fail everyday - see the sports pages, the business pages, the technology pages. But they learn from the failure and come back the next day and sometimes fail again, until they succeed. In fact failure is seen as a necessary step to make the grade in certain teams. Anyone who says he has succeeded without ever failing, is lying.

The more you fail, the more you are likely to succeed.


anonymous said...

bloody failure

anonymous said...

bloody failure

Harimohan said...

Thanks Koni. For reminding me of another paradox of life - all criticism is actually a backhanded compliment.

Rajendra said...

Indian cricketers in Ozland are doing a pretty good job of failing. Hope they succeed before the tour ends. The batsmen, actually!