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Never let your failures in past hold you back from achieving your dream

by | Published: | Updated: 30/08/2020


Never let your failures in past hold you back from achieving your dream - 

Why failures are important in life and why must we take failures positively to achieve our dreams? 

In a simplest words – failures are the triggers required to something differently and make your dream happen. Yet many people – students, businessmen, professionals enslave themselves to a failure happened in past.  They start to believe that I can’t do instead of trying to do things differently.


Let me share a story which is very much relevant to this topic and teaches us that why should you not allow your  failures in past to hold you from achieving your dream, accomplishing success in life. 


As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. ‘Well,’ trainer said, ‘when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.’

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.


Don't be that animal and try to entrap yourself in a chain which could be broken in just a hit. 


Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
– Paulo Coelho


Failure happened in past, you will face failures in future as well but these failures play a huge part in your success story.  You don’t have to trust anyone on this but take a biography of  any successful person. You will notice that each successful person faced  many failures, problems, opposition before they achieved success.  


It’s general human tendency to question everything when we fail. But failure, as much as it hurts, is also a necessary part of life.  Failures are the pathway and building blocks to our dreams.


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