A friend once told me that he was praying for me not to make a mistake and fail, to which I answered promptly that I don’t pray not to fail. Going by the failures of my past, failure has actually helped me. I have realised that failure is more golden than success, and rather than succeed the first time and learn nothing, I’m happy to pass through the bus stop of failure on the road to sure success.
I have said this over and over again, we don’t learn when succeed anywhere near as much as we learn when we fail. When we play games and lose, we keep playing until we learn. When you fail in an exam, you prepare harder for the next one. When you fail to win the heart of a lady, you try your best to ginger yourself and rise above whatever reasons she gave. The forward thinking and positive person, always looks for how to turn his/her rejection into a challenge to be better. These realities have shaped my story and my life. Just before delving too fully into my philosophy of failure, let me share with you my lessons from “first class failure”.
Well before you judge me harshly or critic me for calling myself a first class failure, that’s not exactly what I mean. What I meant was that I failed to get a first class. Yes, it was a failure, but thank God I missed it!