On Success and Failure
(i have re-written this article because I find it very ‘relating’ with what most of us feel just right after we failed to achieve something we long for. btw, original author nito is my mom hehehe) here goes…
The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. All men want to succeed, but some men want to succeed so much they’re willing to work to achieve it.
Nature gave men two ends – one to sit on, and one to think with. Man’s success or failure is dependent on the one he uses most. There isn’t any map on the road to success, You have to find your own way.
The man who tried his hand at something, and failed, might try using his head for a change. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to have faith in God if a man has too much faith in himself. Men sometimes credit themselves for their success, and God for their failures.
Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try. There are only two kinds of failures: the man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
The last time you failed, did you stop trying because you failed – or did you fail because you stopped trying ? Failures are divided in to those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. You can always tell a failure by the way he criticizes success.
Behind every successful man there are usually a lot of unsuccessful years. You are not obligated to succeed. You are only obligated to do your best. Some men may succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because they are determined to. You certainly want to make good somewhere, so why not make good where you are ?
Remember that success or prosperity is not the monopoly of the rich and the wise alone, but is within the reach of anyone with strong resolve to strive for it. A wise man will not walk down the road of success with you. He’ll simply put you in the right direction. The reason some men don’t go very far in life is that they sidestep opportunity and shake hands with temptations.
To succeed – do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, No one is a failure who can truly say, “I have done my best.”