From Failure to Success

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Soulveda |   March 15, 2017

MK Gandhi (1869-1948) was born in Gujarat. After completing his early education from Gujarat, Gandhi travelled to London to study law. After returning to India in 1891, he started attending the Bombay High Court. His first case was a simple one, for which he was offered a fee of Rs 30. When the young inexperienced barrister of 22 stood up to argue his client’s case in the court, he lost his nerve. His head reeled and tongue got parched up. He left the court in shame. Thenceforth, he did not take up any case in that court.

In 1893, Gandhi accepted a year-long contract from an Indian firm to a post in South Africa. He worked as the legal representative for this firm based in the city of Pretoria. In 1915, Gandhi returned to India from South Africa. In 1919, the Chauri Chaura incident gave him the opportunity to assume the leading role in Indian politics until later he emerged as the greatest leader of India. It was during this period that Tagore conferred on him the title of Mahatma.

The above event shows that failure is not defeat. Failure can become a stepping stone, if man does not lose courage and re-plans his course of action after experiencing failure. It is a law of nature that the quantum of scope is more than the quantum of failure. No failure can stop you on your journey, provided you maintain your positivity. If your first plan fails, that is good news for you. According to the law of nature, your experience of failure will activate your mind. It will open up new windows that were until now closed. Your failure enables you to work in a better way and attain greater success. Thus, it is a blessing in disguise.

The journey of great achievement begins from great failure. History tells us of many people who emerged as heroes after failure. Failure simply enabled them to re-plan their lives, and then to touch new heights of success. Almost all super-achievers were super-losers in the beginning. Success always comes to those who are true seekers of success. Make yourself a true seeker of success and you will certainly reach your destination.