Successful people want others to succeed.

It seems that failure tends to be more public than success. Or at least that’s what we perceive it to be. We worry about it, we try to avoid it, and we question ourselves every time we have unusual ideas. But the simple truth is; no great success was ever achieved without failure. It may be one larger-than-life failure. Or a series of failures; such as Thomas Edison’s 10,000 attempts to create a light bulb and he finally said: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” But, whether we like it or not, failure is a necessary stepping stone to achieving our dreams.

Failure is not deadly, but failure to change might be. Denis Waitley once said: “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”

Do not let your fears be in your way of realising your goals, therefore your dreams and ultimately your success. Failure is part of the process of success. Success is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I have met people who do not want to try anything, for fear of failing. People who avoid failure also avoid success. People who do not wish to see you success, will tell you that you are not going to make it even if you try.

Unsuccessful people want others to fail. Simple because they envy and aspire what others have. They do this because; they do not know what to do; or have the will to be something in life; or do not have ambitions. But, successful people want others to succeed. They are not intimidated by others’ success. They are not jealous and greedy. In fact they are the ones who will push you hard in order to realise your true potentials. To them, they embrace successful people because that success of yours, is not only for you or them but also for the town, city, province and country.

Do not therefore, only dream of success. Those who are successful in life, wake up and work hard at that success. Then and only then, successful people will support you all the way. While, those unsuccessful ones who were wishing for your downfall, will be left way behind.

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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.

Yours Truly

Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane

Editor: Free State (FS) News Online


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