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No such thing as failure and unless you believe it

Joseph Clough

A while I go I did a podcast on perception of failure and how we can transform our mind.

I thought it would be of value to you to get the examples in writing.

What if you implanted the thought that all failure is simply feedback and learning’s to get better?

What if the following took the words they were told to be true? How would the world be different?

People who 'failed' and succeeded

Abraham Lincoln As a young man, went to war a captain and returned a private. He was a failure as a businessman and a lawyer In politics and was defeated in his first try for the legislature, Defeated in his first attempt to be nominated for congress, Defeated in his application to be commissioner of the General Land Office, Defeated in the senatorial election of 1854, Defeated in his efforts for the vice-presidency in 1856, and defeated in the senatorial election of 1858. He successfully led the United States through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery.

Winston Churchill Failed sixth grade. He was defeated in every election for public office until he became Prime Minister at the age of 62. He later wrote, "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never, Never, Never, Never give up." (his capitals, mind you)

Charles Darwin gave up a medical career and was told by his father, "You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat catching."

In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, "I was considered by all my masters and my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect." Clearly, he evolved.

Thomas Edison's teachers said he was "too stupid to learn anything." He was fired from his first two jobs for being "non-productive." As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

Albert Einstein Did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7. Parents thought he was "sub-normal," and one of his teachers described him as "mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams." He was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School.

Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded.

Michael Jordan Cut from  high school basketball teams. Jordan once observed, "I've failed over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed."

Walt Disney Fired a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas." Bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. Proposed park was rejected by one city on the grounds that it would only attract riffraff.

Harrison Ford's Studio vice-president called him in to his office. Vice president dismissed Ford with "You ain't got it kid , you ain't got it ... now get out of here."

Michael Caine Headmaster told him, "You will be a labourer all your life."

Charlie Chaplin was initially rejected by Hollywood studio chiefs because his pantomime was considered "nonsense."

Beethoven His teacher called him "hopeless as a composer."

27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss's first book.

Sooooooooo how will you transform these examples and directly apply it into your life? With Love Joseph