Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Success Through Failure!

Thanks to Scott for his comments;

Hope you're over the mountain half you did recently. No such thing as a smooth ride and a never ending steady progression of good to better races in the sport. Bound to have a few shockers along the way!

But you of all people know that it's the bad races that make the good ones so good. Don't give up! Ewen and I promise to tell you when we think you've had enough ;)

Yes thanks Scott,

In 30 years of cycle racing and Running I've had more than a few failures along the way but by not giving up gone on to have some pretty sweet success as a result.

I was reading this book today that sums it up;

Through failure, you get to know success and how to get there. How else would you know what success tastes like if you did not know what it does not taste like? And how would you get there without knowing how to? Think about that. Failure is an integral part of success. Failure is actually a successive moment that leads to ultimate success. Failure is not the opposite of success, a separate entity from success.

Failure is success, it is the same thing but they are on different ends of that spectrum, the spectrum of achievement. It is just like hot and cold are different ends of the spectrum of temperature, or a thermometer. Failure and success are both different vibrations of the same thing.

Failure is not failure as such. It is only truly failure when you accept it as the end. But if you accept it as a blessed part of the process, a part that helps you succeed further, and know what this further success tastes like, then you can never ever possibly fail, ever. Failure is an illusion. Stop fearing it; love it for the gifts it brings you.

By David Cameron Gikandi


Ewen said...

So true Rick. We learn more through failure. And I've had many more failures than Scott, so why aren't I an expert at this running game?!

Samurai Running said...

Yes! Good job in turning my lame attempt at philosophy into something that makes sense.

Now if you can do the same with Ewen's comment I'll consider it a real "success"! ;)


Well Ewen dare I say maybe you are not learning the right lessons from your failures?
if you are learning correctly then you should be progressing forward, if on the other hand you are progressing backwards you are not understanding the reasons for failure!