There’s a famous quote by Arianna Huffington which says, “Failure is a stepping stone to success.” How many of us actually believe this to be true? We get distressed, demotivated, deterred and there would be a rush of negative emotions after a failure. It is obvious. This is a basic human tendency and there’s nothing unnatural about it.
What matters is how and how fast we overcome this phase. This is a challenge. This varies from person to person. Some people might stand up quickly with a bang while others might find it difficult to leave back the bad days of their failure and move on. Such people would tend to remain clinged to their past memories, not allowing the light of positivity to enter their lives. What they fail to realize is that their life does not end there rather there would be a way ahead lying in front of them. Well, this depends. While some would wait for luck to enhance their life, some would make a path of their own and would turn out to be lucky instead of waiting for the time to make them fortunate.
There have been many live instances of some great people who have made their ways by themselves to reach the destination. One of them is Jack Ma, the famous business magnate, better known as the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group. He is the man with true standards and a living example of the best entrepreneur who made his way through a life full of failures. Ma’s life is nothing less than a typical Bollywood film with lots of distressing moments and failure throughout his childhood days, ultimately ending up to becoming one of the richest man on earth. Starting his life in a poor family he had a series of failures like failing his university entrance exams twice to getting rejected for jobs. His success did not happen overnight but it was this man’s grit, determination, positive attitude and courage which led to his success.
Giving some insights of his success, his company Alibaba. com has been a tough contender for other e-retailers. Here are a few insights about the records set by his venture-Alibaba, as shared by Forbes. Its IPO had set a record as world’s biggest public stock offering in New York in 2014.Also, a record $463 billion of business transactions were conducted on Alibaba’s retail platforms in the fiscal year through March 2016. Beyond e-commerce, in October 2016 Alibaba’s film unit forged an alliance with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, giving a potential boost to a struggling effort so far in the entertainment industry.
This is not a fairytale story but the story of a man who turned out to be the richest man in China with his positive attitude of never giving up. Hence the best lesson is to keep moving inspite of the challenges life throws at you. Failures are a part of success. Don’t give up your efforts but challenge the challenge in front of you, confront to become another successful being on this small planet.
Written by Faber Ramya Pillai