Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor
- June 22, 2017
- Posted by: EduWings
- Category: Eduwings
An amazing story on Marvan Atapattu Srilankan Cricketer
It’s a story that Harsha Bhogle, India’s most loved cricket commentator, loves to tell, over and over again. Making his debut in Test cricket for Sri Lanka, Marvan scored a duck in his first innings. And again, in his second innings.
They dropped him. So he went back to the nets for more practice. More first-class cricket. More runs. Waiting for that elusive call.
And after twenty-one months, he got a second chance.
This time, he tried harder. His scores: 0 in the first innings, 1 in the second Dropped again, he went back to the grind. And scored tons of runs in first-class cricket. Runs that seemed inadequate to erase the painful memories of the Test failures.
Well, seventeen months later, opportunity knocked yet again. Marvan got to bat in both innings of the Test. His scores: 0 and 0. Phew!
Back to the grind. Would the selectors ever give him another chance? They said he lacked big-match temperament.
His technique wasn’t good enough at the highest level. Undaunted, Marvan kept trying.
Three years later, he got another chance. This time, he made runs. He came good. And in an illustrious career thereafter, Marvan went on to score over 5000 runs for Sri Lanka. That included sixteen centuries and six double hundreds. And he went on to captain his country. *All this despite taking over six years to score his second run in Test cricket. Wow ! What a guy!*
How many of us can handle failure as well as he did? Six years of trying, and failing. He must have been tempted to pursue another career. Change his sport perhaps. Play county cricket. Or, oh well, just give up. But he didn’t. And that made the difference.
The next time you are staring at possible failure or rejection, think of Marvan.
And remember this: If you don’t give up if you believe in yourself if you stay the course, the run will eventually come. What more you could even become a leader one day
One more thing, Marvan Attapattu is a qualified Chartered Accountant
Everyone goes through that certain stage of life when you feel yourself to be in complete hell or high water situation, i.e., making a decision about your career! What stream to go in? Should I follow the “XYZ ka beta” just because he’s pretty successful in his 10-6 desk job?
And in this moment of a dilemma, we forget who we are. We lose our stubbornness & let others decide for us. Koi door ka Relative to some distant friend ka friend, who all have Successful ka label on their head & they tells you to follow a field, just because, they followed it. Or just because THEY BELIEVE isme bahut scope hai.
Guys, give yourself a Break! You deserve better. Your heart knows you more than these all fake well-wishers. They’ll be far gone when you’ll pass or fail in the struggle of life. They are just giving you random advice because you’re not taking a stand for yourself.
Although, it’s a tough job to decide what our heart says, so just have a look at some elementary steps which would actually help you to find your best career option:
If you think, the time for following your heart is gone? That’s not where the picture ends! Even Walt Disney, the founder of Walt Disney Company was a news editor before he realized that his skills were worth as an animator. Imagine, we wouldn’t have got such an entertaining cartoon character, Mickey Mouse, to revive in our childhood playlist, if he hadn’t broken the mold!
Henry Ford: While Ford is today known for his innovative assembly line and American-made cars, he wasn’t an instant success. In fact, his early businesses failed and left him broke five times before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company.
Bill Gates: Gates didn’t seem like a shoe-in for success after dropping out of Harvard and starting a failed first business with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data. While this early idea didn’t work, Gates’ later work did, creating the global empire that is Microsoft.
Certainly, these success stories are not told for the sake of entertainment but they are told in order to inspire, motivate and encourage people to succeed in work, business or life.
The most precious lessons you should come up with from these inspirational success stories are:
- Rejection should never stop you
- Failure is not a problem at all
- People who reject you know nothing
- Believing in yourself is the key to success in life
Many people who want to achieve success in life, career or business fail to do it because they don’t know what it takes to be successful and how the road to success looks like. They just see the final result, which is the successful person, without having any idea about what this person went through.
By knowing the inspirational stories of successful people you will learn how the road to success looks like and your chance of succeeding in life will become much higher. its called failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor
Don’t worry about failures, Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even Try.
Our brains are wired to find things we’re looking for – if you’re always cynical or waiting for things to go wrong, then your life will reflect that. On the other hand, having a positive outlook on life will bring you joy and provide you with inspiration when you least expect it.