“Failure does not mean defeat; to succeed you must fail first”
You may look at this quote and write it off with all the other quotes you’ve heard. But the individuals, who truly appreciate it, are the ones who know the harsh reality behind its meaning. Challenging the norm is about greatness, the ones who are putting 110% effort into their passion. These failures allow you to appreciate success when you achieve it. If success was easy, everyone would be doing it.
But success isn’t easy. It takes people who are passionate, hardworking and unwilling to give up. They defy the odds and challenge the norm when others believe it can’t be done. Along with success, comes this indescribable phenomenon. When someone achieves greatness they often feel a sense of accomplishment, but what is underestimated is the rippling affect this accomplishment creates. In essence, the achievement becomes a tool for inspiration.
The ones who are successful will tell you there was something along the way that kept them going. Whether it was a mentor, quote or a story they’ve heard, something inspired them to not give up when times got tough. When times get tough and you consider giving up, remember you’re not just doing it for yourself. You’re doing it for all the people you will inspire along the way. You may not realize the impact you are having on friends, family, and coworkers, but you are inspiring them to challenge the norm, also.
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