Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal.

I have been in widely divergent moods all this while and quite a lot of issues cracked into my head but nothing worth jotting down. What all I could gather from my thought process and the present situation seems unlikely and disordered. I had a dream in which I faced a tiger of a jungle with grave intensity. I picked out fresh perspectives from my dream next morning.

You are in a jungle and all of a sudden, you see a tiger in front of you. The tiger may kill you, but you want to live. What do you do? The easiest way to kill a tiger is to shoot him. But you don’t have a gun – so what do you do? Do you just give up? No, you probably try to climb a tree. Or you act like you’re dead. Fuck, if it comes to that, you might even want to give a shot at fighting with the tiger with your bare hands.

You know that you will die even if you fight, but you don’t give up.

Think about it – you don’t ask what works. You just do whatever it takes.
Whatever it takes.

Is there a convenient way to kill the tiger? Yes – the best way is to shoot him. But when you don’t have a gun, do you just give up and wait for him to grind his teeth onto your skin? No. You see, in that moment when you are confronted with death, it does not matter whether you succeed or not. The only thing that matters is that you fight. And you fight even if there is no guarantee of success.

We ask if hard work really guarantees success in life. If we say that working hard is the solution, it would be a lie. No, hard work does not guarantee success. But neither do other things. We don’t know exactly what it takes to be successful, and it probably varies according to the situation and people. Your luck, or your smartness or even your wit does not guarantee success. Because the truth is – there is no guarantee of success at all.

And that’s the point, you see: you need to ask yourself if you are still willing to work hard, knowing that there is no guarantee. This is what defines your character. Focus on the possible ways to achieve what you want to achieve, and do whatever it takes.

Sometimes it takes hard work. Sometimes it needs you to work smart. Sometimes you need to have the right contacts. And hey, sometimes you just have to be lucky! So, is there a formula for success? Perhaps. But We don’t know what it is. And people who claim that they know are lying (or are perhaps disillusioned). Assess the situation yourself.

Don’t wait for people to come around and tell you what works. This is because different things work for different people. Your job is to figure out what works for you.

You want to live, right? Then don’t ask whether you can really kill that tiger by fighting with him. You just do it. Don’t care about the result, do what you gotta do for your own self.

30 thoughts on “Success Vs Failure”

  1. I am not successful. Success is almost always said with money in mind. Fighting a Tiger means you have a big problem & your trying to find a solution to overcoming it. Hard work will only get you into the dance,how well you dance is up to you?

    1. Hey, I beg to differ. Success is not about how much money you make. Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference as the lack of money is the root of all evil. It has to be sufficient to fulfill basic needs of life. We don’t have to be rich to be happy. A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. You know as Money can buy us a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. We must do the things we like to, and that make us feel good. Because, when we are happy ourselves, everybody else is happy. And, Wealth is basically the ability to fully experience life so going by that, you are quite rich and successful than most people in life, at least more than me. 🙂

    1. That is so kind of you to say that. However, I struggle hard to keep myself motivated enough to accomplish things I want to. Really appreciate it. Gratitude.

    1. I AM GLAD. Yes, that glad I am to be writing it in capitals.Thank you extremely very much for saying that. This piece rose directly from my heart as if I was soliloquizing.

  2. Great post! I have found that the satisfaction is not actually in achieving whatever goal you set out for, but more so in the fight and the journey to reach success. Thanks for your very wise words, I look forward to reading more!

    1. I have learned my lesson too. Thank you extremely very much for taking out the time to read it. I am hardly wise but I guess, I should not be a spoiler rather take it as a compliment. Thank you, David. Hey, Happy New Year. Stay happy and healthy.

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