We see Ford cars zoom past us probably a hundred times a day. Everyone knows the Ford car company, an incredibly successful creation of Henry Ford’s. However, this company was not Henry Ford’s first.
In fact, Ford failed with not just one business venture, but two before the Ford car company took off.
Though he endured these blows to his confidence, he kept his eyes on the goal and tried again, and again. Finally, he succeeded with flying colors, and even over 60 years after his death, his company is still a household name.
Failure is inevitable, because we are only human. But as Ford has said, “Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”
If you treat failure as the end, then it will be. If you treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, then you, too, could achieve your dreams.
Which will you choose?