The Firday Refresh: May 13, 2011

Friday the 13th *gulp*

Getting Results

Ok, so here’s this man, you probably have heard of him. He was an American politician. He:

  • failed at business at the ripe age of twenty one.
  • ran for politics and was defeated, at the still-ripe age of twenty two.
  • tried and failed again at business at the age of twenty four.
  • had a nervous breakdown at age twenty seven.
  • ran again for politics when he was 34. Lost.
  • lost again at age 36.
  • lost again at age 45!
  • ran for the office of the vice-president at the age of 47. Failed again.
  • Lost a race for a seat in the senate, at the age of 49.
  • Was elected president of the United States at the age of 52.

That’s Abraham Lincoln. Imagine him giving up at about the age of 36?

Do not be afraid of failure. In fact, pluck the word ‘failure’ right out of your dictionary. There is no failure, only results. What does this mean? It means that if you are overweight, you did not fail at being healthy, you just got a result of obesity by doing a certain set of actions.

Do not look at your outcomes in terms of successes and failures, but as wanted and unwanted results.

Thomas Edison, the inventor of rap (and the light bulb too), famously failed 9,999 times at perfecting the electric light bulb. When asked if he is willing to fail a 10,000th time, he simply answered, “I didn’t fail. I just discovered another way not to invent the electric light bulb”. He probably rhymed it while his assistance beat boxed in the background, but you know how stories go, distorted over time and all…


The Weekly Wrap

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