“Success is not final and failure is not fatal.“ is a quote that I love so much and has had impact on my life. I actually don’t know who said it but it is mostly attributed to Winston Churchill. Whichever way it is an interesting quote that you can memorize.
Let’s break this quote down to see what it means and how it affects our lives.
Success is not final
That means you need to keep succeeding in life; you need to keep moving forward in life.
The moment you stop moving forward, it means you are automatically moving backwards. You should always strive to do more every day.
The fact that you are succeeding today doesn’t mean that you cannot fail tomorrow but the important thing is that you need to be able to manage success and failure.
Failure is not fatal
Failure is not fatal because you can always bounce back when you fail. No matter how hard you’ve fail, you can always bounce back.
Failure can be fatal when you give up and do not try again.
Failure also serves as a teacher if it is well managed. In short there is no successful person that will tell you that he/she has never failed before. So, it is really not a big deal to fail but you should be able to learn from your failure.
It is the courage to continue that counts
A lot of people lack the courage to move on, when they start a project they find it hard to finish because they might not be getting the result that they want.
You also need the courage to try new things because if you do not try doing some things you will never know that you can do those things.
You need to always take on new projects irrespective of what has happened in the past maybe you failed at doing something before.
Your ability to start a project and finish it is really important, some people can start but won’t finish it while some people have the ability to start and finish their projects.
On a final note it is important for you to manage your success and failure well because if you do so you will always be successful at the end of it all.