Failure is one of the most terrifying things people have to experience. No one enjoys the feeling of losing, especially if they are competitive by nature. But difficult times in our lives are meant to teach us lessons about ourselves and the world around us. No matter how successful someone may be, they have failed at some point in their life.
We tend to see the highlights of someone’s accomplishments without hearing the stories of all of the trial and error they experienced in between. So we decided to look back at 20 times famous successful people learned through hardship.
20. You Fail At First
For most successful people, they had to fail over and over again before they got something right. Think about when you were learning to ride a bike. It is likely that you fell a few times. Sure, it was painful, but you kept going until you were able to ride a bicycle, and it became second nature.
Benjamin Disraeli, the former British Prime Minister said, “All my successes have been built on my failures.” Once you fail at something, you have now gained experience on what not to do in the future.