“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” Henry Ford
No one gets excited about failure. One of the areas listed as most feared by people is a fear of failure. Our society is one that honors and thrives on success. The difficulty with success is the subjective nature by which it is defined and by whom it is defined.
Just like the adage, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure,” success for one person may not be for another. Interestingly enough, failure is much the same.
Recently, a friend expressed how their employer worked to rush employees into failure. They actually wanted people to fail, but the reason is because of the benefit for each person.
Through failure people learn what does not work, thus eliminating the need to try the same path.
Failure becomes what Ford describes as an opportunity to start over with greater knowledge.
Several have modified the idea that “success is not final, failure is not fatal.” As much as failure is unpleasant, if we learn from it, greater success will be part of the future.