Fighting To Succeed – Even If You Fail
That title is a basic outlook on every endeavor you will ever face, but sadly many don’t look at the greater picture.
Often we only want to take on the fights where we think there is no chance of failure. That’s a short game mindset.
Everyone is going to fail, but some fail in such a way that they chase success.
Edison failed until he tried the correct filament for the light bulb. The Wright Brothers failed often until they figured out the right thrust to lift to drag formula. Lincoln failed in many elections until he secured the one that he is remembered for.
They all in their lives found a goal to fight to succeed, even though they could fail.
Edison could have just perfected a better gas lamp. That would have been a goal that was destined to succeed, even though for a greater betterment of others it would have failed.
The Wright Brothers could have worked to better the steam engine for trains, and that would have failed in the betterment of others and in their quest to conquer flight.
Lincoln could have worked to be just a good lawyer that defended those around him in Illinois, but he too would have failed in saving the Union.
What does all of those examples have in common?
All of those endeavors favored their failure much more than their successes in the pursuit of a greater goal.
Woodrow Wilson said. “I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed, than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.”
They realized a great truth: failure is an experiment on the road to success!
Every time they failed they didn’t quit, and they learned from that experiment. They didn’t quit when adversity came, because regardless of whether or not your goal is lofty to help humanity, or private for a personal goal – you will encounter failure.
That’s why it’s so important to pick a goal that is deserving of the greatness in you! Something that has such value and passion in your heart that you’d rather fail in the pursuit of success;
Something that has such value and passion in your heart that you’d rather fail in the pursuit of success, rather than succeed in something that you ultimately consider a failure.
When your passions are so lofty as that, you will fight to succeed! You’re playing the long game!
You’re changing the world! One life at a time, and it all starts with you.