“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
When people think of success they often look at the end results and what achieved and not so much how it was achieved. As Winston Churchill points out in today’s quote, success is really what happens in between the start and end of something. It is the journey in the middle, the walking from failure to failure that makes all the difference. Why? Because you are walking and in doing so keeps you moving forward. That is progress, no matter how small they may seem from time to time. The key point is the last part of Churchill’s quote: with no loss of enthusiasm. Being enthusiastic keeps the blood flowing and will ensure that things will continue to head in the right direction.
It is important to remember that failures are ok to happen. And sometimes, multiple ones at that. Think of people like Thomas Edision who once said, “I have not failed 10,000 times—I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.” He never gave up on inventing things no matter how many times he failed and his outlook on things is the right type of attitude to have. Success comes from within and as long as you are passionate and have that fire to overcome life’s challenges, then success is already at your doorstep.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards defining/refining your own moral compass?