Friday, 26 April 2013

NB Inspiration: The Opposite of Success Is Not What You Think

Question - What is the opposite of success?
I’m gonna guess that you’d probably say that the opposite of success is failure.
That would be wrong, many of us have actually believed that lie. The opposite of Success, as described by Joe Malarkey, is Doing Nothing and I so much agree with him. Failure is actually an integral part of success.

Literally success and failure are both polar opposites of one another but in reality, one is needed for the other to happen. If there were no such thing as failure, then there would be no such thing as success. If everyone succeeded, then it wouldn't be called success because it's an attribute of everyone. If everyone failed, then it wouldn't be called failure as that too is an attribute of everyone.

Failure is not failure if everyone fails because it becomes a normality of day-to-day life to the point that no one even knows what it means. Likewise, success is not success if everyone succeeds because it then becomes a normality to the point again that no one knows the definition of success.

Anyone who have experienced the trial and errors of their own children or babies around them as they learned to sit, to crawl, to walk, to talk, to eat do all the thousands of things that constitute human behavior, will agree that failure is an event, not a person! And usually it is a very short event indeed: "Oops, I fell, I will get up again!" Who would tell a cheerful 12-months-old to quit trying walking because they fall over and over again? But with a little coaching, and a little persistence, that individual eventually found it: SUCCESS.
Failing isn’t fun. But it’s awfully hard to learn how to ride a bike sitting on your couch.
Both success and failure are required to have any meaning to them.

Until I come your way again with more words of encouragement, stay INSPIRED.
TGIF, enjoy!!!!
Nelly Ok.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your contribution to the world!!!