One of the things you are going to understand is that you are supposed to fail. You are supposed to fail because failure is the stepping stone to success. You need the logical reason why failure is an experience that leads to the wisdom that ultimately makes you a stronger version of yourself.
Maybe you got a test anxiety I don’t know, but the worst thing you can do is quit. Talk to your professor. I’m not a hundred percent sure but I know that you cannot stop just because you failed doesn’t make you a failure.
Another cliche story was about Thomas Edison right when a reporter asked him you know what it is, how did you feel about failing a thousand times. He said no, I didn’t fail a thousand times I just found a thousand different ways that it wasn’t going to work. That’s what’s happening with you.
However, every time he found a way that didn’t work he was adding to his journey. He was growing stronger, he learned something, discovered something, you’re discovering something by yourself, and you’re exercising your character every time you get up and try something.
Move in the direction of something, even if you don’t get the thing. Moreover, it is not about the thing. It’s not about making a million dollars. It’s about what you learn along the way and who you become along the way. You are on the journey, and you guess what the journey is hard. The journey is riddled with failure, and that’s why most people don’t do it. Most people aren’t willing to get on that journey because they are afraid to fail. You have failed on something, congratulations it’s the greatest thing that ever happened to you. This is because it shows that you’re alive. It shows that you did something and it shows that you are growing stronger.
Now, go and fail again. I hope you that are reading this post that you are going to fail a thousand times. Keep going out there and failing you know what that means every time you fail. It means a lot; it tells you that you’re doing something. I have seen a lot of people because they don’t want to make any mistakes. It takes us to the next level. A lot of people don’t want to fail, they fear failure, fear of success and guess what else fear of the unknown.
You know Winston Churchill said about courage that, is that courage is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. So you want to hold onto your dream and not lose passion courageously. A guy in Los Angeles all over the front page of the newspaper, he just passed the bar after taking it 48 times.
Furthermore, he had more than enough reasons and excuses not to make it. His son has a law firm, he could have been a legal assistant, a clerk, and people all of a sudden used to laugh at this guy. He was a laughingstock, and people will do that to you. You know people talk about John Kennedy Jr. failing the bar. Did you read in the newspaper that he passed? I didn’t see that but did they make as big of a deal about him moving as they did when he failed? No, you know why people like to see you fail.
They love to look at that; it’s, people are like that. I don’t understand why it’s set up like that. I was on the expressway, traffic was jammed up, you know what was happening, it was an accident, but people pulled over to the side to get out of their car to go and look. No doubt, to see somebody else’s suffering. That’s why talk shows are so popular. Some people like to hear other people’s misery, they get all caught up in that, and then they magnify it in their own life because that’s all they focus on.
Who decided it doesn’t matter how many times I fail, I’m going to pursue it courageously. I don’t care what people say, and I don’t care what they think. This is something that I want that gives my life meaning and value. If you regularly remind yourself after every defeat, after every setback, every time you get knocked down, I have got a saying, if life knocks you down try and land on your back because if you can look up, you can get up.
I have seen a lot of people because of failure they stop; they stop believing let me share something with you. You will fail your way to success, yes, eight out of ten millionaires have been financially bankrupt. You will fail your way to success; it doesn’t matter how many times you fail. Also, it doesn’t matter how many times people tell you that you can’t do it. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a dime in the bank. You will fail your way to success.