Failure is a key

Yes, Failure is a key. This sounds like… Wow, really… What are you trying to say? Yeah, what I’m saying is… Failure is not what people think it is. Most people see failure from the wrong perspective. There are many keys to success and failure is just one of them.

… The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
– Nelson Boswell

I’m not saying failure is good but I’m saying failure is not that bad and terrible thing many people see it to be. Failure is part of life and it is part of the stones or steps one needs to climb to success and greatness. Failure and defeat is not the same. Many people see failure as defeat, no it’s not. Failure is just a condition which can be change with consistency, determination, strategy and other positive attitude. Defeat on the other hand is surrender that it’s over. Defeat is a state of no hope.

… Failure is key to success, each mistakes teaches us something.

My failures in life makes me keep getting better, I choose not to run away from my failures, I accept them and learn many ways things could not work and work. There is no better life without mistakes or failure. The wrong way people see failure is one the most dangerous thing in the world. Seeing failure the wrong way leads to more death than the failure itself, death of life, career, business, destiny, purpose, relationship, marriage and many more.

Like I said, success has many keys such as hard work, determination, positivity and so on. Failure is also a key factor to success. Failure is always saying…

  • Don’t give up
  • Try again
  • Keep trying
  • You are almost there
  • You are better now, you can still be the best.

But oftentimes instead of people seeing what Failure is saying they choose to see defeat. Failure is an eye opener. It is also a map that makes you discover the route to success. Many people today are suffering from seeing failure the wrong way.

… No one can hide from failure, one can just make good use of it.

I love what John Maxwell said about failure. He said, failing forward is key to success. He advice we should turn mistakes to stepping stones for success. And that’s just it.

Here is what I know, I know that… Every great and successful people’s stories in life entails there journey of failure over failure until they did it. Don’t accept it is over… No, there is more to your life than what has happened or what is happening.

Here is a few quotes and words from some great minds…

  • “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” ~ Samuel Beckett
  • “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Confucius
  • “Great success is built on failure, frustration, even catastrophy.” ~ Sumner Redstone
  • “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot … and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.” ~ Michael Jordan
  • “Failure provides the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.”~ Henry Ford

Do not be your own hindrance to success and greatness. Know what’s good for you. I know what’s good for me. When I fail, I see it as one step closer to success. I learn and get better. This things can be hard to accept but I will always say that… Nothing good comes easy, you’ve got to work at it.

I wish you all the very best in your relationship, career, businesses, family, marriage and in all you do.


Drop your comments below.

Author: Rotimi Elijah

Rotimi Elijah likes to motivate and inspire people. He likes to be among happy people who loves unconditionally. He believes that love is the basis to true happiness.

114 thoughts on “Failure is a key”

    1. The whole point is to not see failure as a dead end as many views it to be. When one fail it’s not a dead end, as a matter of fact failure is a junction that opens new route of movement. Failure brings out new ideas and strategy and new way of attending to things.

      You will discover that your so called success is an overtime of failure. Each time you fail and try again you get better at every re-try, and that eventually leads to success. Failure is an important part of success.

      Doing something once and quitting because of setbacks or failure is the actual failure.

      Did I answer well your question? Thanks Markus for your time.

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  1. Good observations, Rotimi. One of the amazing books I’m reading right now, The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner, has a part where the author suggests instead of the normal museum, where we see famous artist’s and writers words of grandeur and success, we see a “museum of mistakes” for as W. H. Auden says, “In the course of his lifetime, the major poet will write more bad poems than the minor.” The author makes a statement I agree wholeheartedly with, in response to W.H. Auden’s quote, “There’s a simple reason for this. The more shots you get at the target, the more likely you’ll eventually score a bull’s eye, but the more misses you’ll accrue as well. The bull’s eyes end up in museums and on library shelves , not the misses. Which when you think about it is a shame. It feeds the myth that geniuses get it right the first time, tht they don’t make mistakes, when in fact, they make more mistakes than the rest of us.” So, really, if we want to be a success at anything, we’ve got to fail a whole lot on our way to betterment.

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    1. Oh Hannah, oh… You are totally on point my dear friend. Awesome. There’s no success without failure. You said it just right. In the process of failure we discover new things, ideas, ways to make things better that each time we try again, we get better until we get there.

      I’m glad to hear your words Hannah. My best regards and wishes. Much love

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  2. Without failure, we really won’t be able to enjoy success. There is significance stemming from failures; there is always much to learn when we trip, because that new knowledge is what helps us get up and walk again.

    Thank you for this post!

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  3. Success gives us Excitement and Energy and Failure gives us Maturity , with that Maturity on hand, any one can count Success !! Just my view on Failure πŸ™‚ Nice Write up Rotimi ! Keep it up !

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    1. Oh yeah… Your view carries lot of sense my friend. I love the word Failure gives us Maturity. That’s exactly what it does but instead for some people to grow into the maturity and get better they grow into anger, self pity and other negative feelings.

      Great addition. Really appreciate your time and words. My best regards

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  4. Failure is must to know the value of success..because failure teaches us many things which we can’t learn by ourselves…I completely agree failure is sure a key to success..nice post..

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  5. Lovely post dear, failure is a spectrum to us all if you look at it from the worse point you will get nowere if you look at it from the best point it’s no big deal, ” failure is gust one more way that doesn’t work tomorrow we’ll try something new ” I don’t know who said it but it’s a great quote on failure, something I try to keep in the back of my mind. ❀️✌️


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    1. Oh yeah, you got it right… Perspective matters a lot. And about that quote, it’s absolutely correct. I’m glad to hear your thoughts. Really appreciate your time and words. Thanks so much.

      My best regards and wishes

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  6. 😌 I always thought that once we get over falling down, getting back up will get easier. My favorite saying is β€œFailure is inevitable; giving up is unforgivable.”—Joe Biden’s mother Jean told him that. I cry one day and the next, I start all over again. Don’t know why, I just do.

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  7. This is such an inspiring post. Lately I feel like life is out to get me and it makes me want to never leave my bed, but I can’t let it affect me. I’ve gotta rise above it all and be strong. 😊

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    1. Oh yes, that’s the spirit…. You can’t let it affect you my friend. You’ve got rise and stay strong. Yes… Yes. At the end of every dark tunnel, there is a light… After every rain there’s always a clear sky and sunshine.

      Keep up the high spirit my friend… And always remember failure is a step to success. Thanks so much for your time and words. I appreciate it.

      My best regards and wishes

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  8. Thanks for sharing… perhaps what we may view as failure is not failure but simply not having enough knowledge to deal with something at that moment…. πŸ™‚

    β€œAny piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. β€œ Mark van Doren

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  9. Well written Rotimi. Most times we see failure as a very bad state of life, but with consistency like you said, failure is a state that can be changed as it is a stepping stone towards achieving success.

    Thanks for sharing…. Its inspiring πŸ™ŒπŸ’•

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