Success

Failure Equal Success

Success

Failure Equal Success

Failure and success, the total opposite. The law of relativity explains that there are two sides to everything. Without hot, we won’t know cold. Without cold, we won’t experience hot. And without failure, we won’t know the sweetness of success.

Anyone who pursues success will experience failures. And anyone who experience failures is not a failure. Successes and failures are like battles. Winning some battles doesn’t mean you win the war, and vice versa, losing some battles doesn’t mean you lose the war. More importantly, did you walk the whole journey with your head held high? Did you win the final victory in life?

Failures keep us humble, provide us with valuable lessons, so that our next decision and action will bring us closer to success.

At the end of last year, I created a workshop called, Life Mastery Workshop. Fill with excitement about this 1st adult workshop for public. Unfortunately, the attendance wasn’t satisfying. Two turned up for the first run. None registered for the second run, and again zero for the third run.

Nope, I wasn’t beaten yet. Learned from the failure, I created another workshop called Money Coaching Workshop four months later. This time filled with optimism as I’ve already learned from my past failure, this workshop should work.

No, it didn’t. Zero signed up for the workshop. And we had the help of a database company, yet the result was horrible. While I was still digesting from the failure, not nice things started to happen.

Betrayal from a good friend. A business partner left the company leaving me to clear the mess. An apprentice performed a disappearing act.

I wasn’t discouraged at all. In fact all these spurred me on. Unwilling to take all these as failures, I gathered whatever resources that was left, gathered whatever learnings I got to reorganize.

At this time, the Universe blessed me with a strange opportunity, plus the help of some good friends and a database company, I launched the Procrastination Buster Workshop. Five signed up for the first run. I thought maybe this could work.

Test it again with a 2nd run which is on 22 Sep 2012. So far, 10 signed up. I may have discovered something here. Now I can claim that Procrastination Buster Workshop is the first of its kind workshop.

When I was exploring new avenues to increase sign up rate, I chance upon another workshop again. So far, 160 signed up for this new workshop.

All I want to say is failure is not failure. You can decide that failure is just a process to bring you closer to success. And success may not be forever. Winning a battle doesn’t mean you win a war. Continue to walk on this journey, taking failure as learning, experience success but be humble. With that you can win the war of life.

2 thoughts on “Failure Equal Success

  1. Sean from WorkWithSeanLim.com

    I’m inspired by your story, Joe.

    Indeed, I believe … sometimes in business … it’s about outlasting. Not just outlasting others, but outlasting oneself.

    The easy way out is to throw in the towel, give up, and say ‘it won’t work’.

    The better way out is to learn from the failures, get better, and persist, like how you’ve done.

    Good things come to those who push through and make things work.

    Rock on!

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    1. skyjoe76 Post author

      Fo anyone who runs a business, it won’t be easy. The Universe will always test us with trials. One trial after another, and they get bigger each time.

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