Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
– Winston Churchill (Source: Friends Mark and Zach posted this)
I believe that a key attribute of success is indeed the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
But I believe Mr. Churchill left out an important part of the equation. If success was simply the direct result of enthusiastically shrugging off repeated failure until one finally overcomes it and achieves their goals, then why are so many supposedly “successful” people so miserable?
Failures don’t guarantee success. Nor does overcoming them. If one’s efforts and actions are not aligned with their vision, heart, and spirit, I believe that success is unlikely no matter how many failures are enthusiastically shrugged off.
But I would be unlikely to bet against anyone once their actions, words, vision, heart, and spirit became aligned no matter how many prior failures they experienced.