Does Success Hide Behind Our Many Failures?
The answer to the question in the title is a resounding “yes”. Trying again is a right and a sacred duty that no human being should renounce. He who has had to face great difficulties and failures for many years has two choices as paths. They can choose not to try and let themselves get carried away by the ineluctable inertia of life. On the other hand, they can try again and use their accumulated experience.
Many people have tried again after decades of failures and difficulties. Did you know, for example, that Nelson Mandela spent 30 years in prison before he got out and become the man who changed South Africa’s history?
“Failure doesn’t exist, except when we stop trying.”
–Jean Paul Marat–
It’s true that those achievements of historical and global transcendence required the convergence of diverse circumstances. Yet, it is also true that there are individual achievements which are comparable to these. The simple act of someone reaching their dreams, after enduring long periods of failure, is an invaluable example for the people around them. It is an effort that makes the world in which we all live in a better place.