Ladder to success

Pradeep Bhandari
Wednesday, 07 July 2021 11:47 AM

Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." -
Winston Churchill

Courage requires the incredible power of believing in yourself. Or does belief in yourself
require courage? A man on the battlefield looks inwardly to survive first and foremost.
Despite the support of his team around him, fearlessness motivates him to act on behalf
of the task at hand. Taking risks. He relies on his ingenuity to live another day. There is
no one else.

It is not the fear, but the uncertainty of the abilities that makes someone uncomfortable.
Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is essential to success. Exploiting strengths
while ignoring weaknesses, however, stifles confidence. So one must learn to maximize
one's strengths and simultaneously work on the weaknesses.

Trusting your instincts is what merits the most worthy consideration. Invest in what you
know and others will, too. Trust in your competence, even if you're inexperienced, will
elicit a positive response. A first-time parent has no experience but learns to negotiate
their way through parenthood by trial and error. Innovation is untested, yet imperative to
Believing in yourself is the first step to success whether it means your life, your career,
or simply your confidence, and in that lies your power.

Nothing changes in your life until you believe you can do things that are important to
you. And if you have a low opinion of yourself, nobody else is likely to raise it. How
much of what you will achieve will mostly depend on how much you believe in your
abilities. And yet most of us, often lack self-belief during the times when we need it the

Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael Jordan, Elon Musk, and Mark Cuban are
just a few highly successful individuals who have encountered a public failure on a large
scale and yet they kept going until they achieved what they were trying to do. They were
only able to keep going and achieve success because of the level of belief in
themselves despite the enormous amount of failures they had experienced for years
leading up to their big breakthroughs. Believing in yourself does not mean you wont fail.
You will. But you will get up again and again, if you don't you will stay down.

The story of the king inside the cave with a spider reminds us about that failure story.
The spider which was trying to crawl to the walls of the cave failed multiple times. The
kind was watching the spider and found that the spider never stopped its try. It
continued until it succeeded. Finally, the king understood that one should not stop,
however, should keep on trying. He realized, that his defeat was once, however, his
survival would help him to keep on trying.

The heartbeat has got ups and downs in the ECG report. The same applies to life. We
have got success and failures in life. The failures tend to be the ladder to success and
make it easier.

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