I read a few years back an article from TIME magazine about a study done by a psychologist on people who had lost their jobs 3 times and more due to businesses closing. What was discovered was amazing.
They expected the people being laid off to be beaten down and discouraged, but no. They found all of them to be incredibly resilient. Why was this the case? The conclusion of it was that the people who were able to weather the storms of adversity repeatedly had learned how to bounce back. People who had lost their jobs found a new one two times before who were much better prepared to deal with adversity, compared to those that always worked at the same place and never faced adversity such as losing their jobs.
I know that it sounds ironic, but if you have experienced a lot of failures in your life, you are actually in a better position to achieve success than people who have not done so much in their lives. When we fail, and fail, and fail again repeatedly, and keep getting back up on our feet to keep learning from our failures, we are building mental strength, experience, tenacity and much needed wisdom.
People who develop these qualities are capable of sustaining their success compared to many who receive good things early and with ease. Just as long as you never ever give up, you will always be in a damn good place.
I want you to take this day to celebrate your failures, each one of them, reflect on them, and be thankfully proud of these failures. They are your battle scars and lessons that nobody can take away from you.
A fool will teach you how to succeed. A wise man will teach you his failures. – Coach Antonio
Question of the day: What are your failures in life and why are you proud of it?