"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache, brings with it the seed of an equivalent benefit."
I think that the normal people define failure the wrong way. A normal person would say that when you fail at something, then you aren't any good. Normal people will define failure as a person. They look at people who fail think, that person isn't any good. It isn't normal people, however, that change the world. It isn't people who fit into the neat and tidy definition of society that bring the greatest change. I don't know about you, but I don't want to be normal.
Hill studied more than 20,000 people from all levels of success and failure in life. He had the opportunity to interview Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and hundreds of incredible successes. He also studied thousands of failures. He wanted to create a philosophy of success that anyone could follow. After 20 years of struggling to discover this method of success, by which all of the greats had earned their fortunes, he published the The Law of Success as a multi-volume set. Later, he wrote Think And Grow Rich, which summarized the original works. Hill discovered something very important in all of the successful people that was the opposite in those who failed. People who were successful would use what they learned from failing to make them more successful. People who failed would use their failures to define themselves. This one simple thing, this one simple switch, can change the course of your life.
If you want to be successful, then see failing as a means to learning something new. Allow your failures to be seen only as events to be learned from. Never define yourself by a failure! Every failure truly does hold the seed of an equivalent benefit. Find the seed and seize the opportunities that are revealed only in the event of a failure!
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.