‘Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.’- Henry Ford.
Success is not a matter of luck or mere intellect but of effort. In the battle of life , the man who wins is the one who tries to win and believes he can. Nothing in the world can replace hard work, deep faith and unfaltering persistence. The only thing that stands between a man and his ambition is merely the will to try.
No problem in the world can defy solution, provided one has the will. There is an answer to every question, a way out of every trouble and solution to every riddle. Nothing is impossible in this world that a man cannot achieve. The word ‘impossible’ itself spells ‘ I’m possible.’ Life is a playground on which winners are those who plan towards the goal, chase it and achieve it.
Failures bring in frustration, pessimism, dejection and desperation. Hopes get dashed to the ground and dark clouds cast gloom all around. But a brave person , the optimist, who has faith in his talents, ability, hard work and industry often sees a silver lining even in dark clouds. He analyses the cause of his failure, tries to understand when, where and what went wrong and seeks its remedy.
Defeat provides an opportunity to assess one’s abilities and sharpen one’s armoury for a second assault. Almost everybody can preach and win over a few admirers by his oration, by the use of a few high sounding words. The problem arises when he has to abide by the sermon himself – when he has to walk on the tough path, when he has to put his efforts, and when he has to muster extra amount of patience and perseverance towards achieving his goal. Only the person who has determination and dedication with the will to cross the hurdles, can come out triumphant in his mission.
Positive attitude is the basic approach to anything. If our attitude is not correct nothing else is right and we will lose even before we start. Enthusiasm adds a sparkle of self confidence in ourselves. It motivates us and our surroundings. Positive thinking always pays. It is reflected in one’s deeds. Luck chance and destiny are some excuses of those who dare not, who run away from battlefield for fear of being defeated. It is foolish to blame unfavourable circumstances of life. Life is not a bed of roses. It is a thorny road and we ourselves have to pave a way through it by putting in our best effort. ‘Today’s mighty tree is just yesterday’s little nut.’
It is necessary for us to judge the positive and negative factors in the way to our goal and proceed towards it patiently as ‘slow and steady wins the race’. Otherwise ‘Haste Leads to waste.’
Life is but a long journey. The traveler will have to move on with all its ups and downs. He has to keep his destination always in mind. The motto ‘Never give up’ , should be his watchword. None but the traveler will know the true joy of achieving the destination.