Tuesday, 12 February 2013

When we fail ….



Failure after failure causes us to give up the vision. It is our failure to fulfill the vision. We started well, run well; but failed a thousand times.

The reason for our failure may be:
·      Discouragement,
·      Disloyal team,
·      Financial challenges,
·      Physical problems,
·      Rising responsibility – family,
·      Ageing  problems.

But hold on. Hold on as you go to the dungeon
No Night will be longer than 12 hours
Every night is followed by sunshine
It is the unchanging law of nature

“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind”? (Shelly, the 19th c. poet in his Ode to the West Wind)

Let me share someone's life history with you.
·      This was man who failed in business at the age of 21
·      Defeated in an election to  legislative assembly at age 22
·      Once again failed in business at age 24
·      His sweetheart died at age 26
·      He had a nervous breakdown at age 27
·      He lost at congressional election at age 34
·      He lost at senatorial election at age 45
·      Again failed in an effort to become vice-president of the country at age 47
·      He lost a senatorial election at age 49
·      But was elected president of the United States at age 52. 
This man was Abraham Lincoln.

Here is the story of another great success - the story of KFC
At the age of 40, in the midst of the depression, Harland Sanders opens his first restaurant in the small front room of a gas station in North Corbin, Kentucky.
At 46 years old, Sanders was honoured with Knighthood as Kentucky Colonel by the Kentucky Governor Ruby Laffoon, in recognition of his contributions to the state’s cuisine.
At 47 as business grew , Sanders expanded and relocated his restaurant to 142 seats, and added a motel he bought across the street.
At 49, fire destroys The Sanders Court & Café, but it is rebuilt and reopened.
At 50 Sanders created his well-known “Original Recipe.” 
At 65, a great loss in business, forcing Sanders to retire and sell his restaurant and after paying debts owed, he is virtually become broke only with his social security check of about $105
At 70 there were over 600 franchised locations in the U.S. and Canada selling the delectable chicken.
At 74 Sanders sells his interest in the U.S. company for $2 million to a group of investors

Night is not an inactive period. At night too we are in search for a team.
Early in the next morning you are going to meet your perfect team. It is getting ready throughout the night.

We started well. We got our vision well. We shared it with our immediate friends and relatives
We sought help. But they failed. So let us move away in search of your team.

Do not compromise our vision.

Success is not a gift of luck; it is the reward for long suffering and perseverance. ©

Remember, next morning you are going to meet your success team. It is just around this night. It is only a matter of few hours.

Break up and move on.
Break up and move on are the two important actions we should do at a failure

Disassociate.
Move away.

Go forward in search of a new success team.

Further reading:
Failure of the team
Dissociate and move forward
Association and Dissociation
Connecting Links
… and some more ….

Professor Jacob Abraham

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