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Three Inspirational Failure to Success Stories of Successful People


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
– Robert F. Kennedy -


If you want to have achievement, you must be ready to embrace failure as lessons learned in life as you consistently put in the effort needed to achieve in the road to success. This is something which is almost inevitable and already happens to the best of us, as these three brief failure to success stories of successful people can testify and can serve as lessons learned in life for us in our own journey in the road to success.

Failure to success is something which you must make as lessons learned in life if you want to achieve in the road to success. It is like a part and parcel of someone’s achievement, that to not experience any of it in life means that you most likely have not found achievement along your way in your road to success. The successful people in our world most likely have this kind of lessons learned in life, have experienced it time and time again, and that is why they succeed because they keep thriving in the road to success even though they faced many kinds of failure to success. This is also why that we have these collections of brief failure to success stories of successful people which can serve as our own lessons learned in life. These real life stories of failure to success should be a valuable lessons learned in life to us so we can always believe that we can achieve in the road to success eventually even though we face failure, big or small, as long as we keep trying.

The Three Failure to Success Stories

Ever heard of Michael Jordan? Well, if you have not heard the name, it will be such a huge surprise!



Dubbed as the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan is someone who has also got his fair share of failure to success on his road to success. His famous failure to success of inability to get selected for his high school basketball team and failure to success in winning many games, taking match winning shots, and other things can be a demotivation thing and reasons to quit the road to success for some people. Instead, Michael Jordan used it as lessons learned in life and motivation to keep trying and doing the hard training needed so he can be better and better at basketball. His team mate often said that he was usually the first one to arrive and the last one to leave training and he said that when he went through the failure of not being selected in his high school team, he used to close his eyes and imagine the list of names for the high school team in which he was not in it as a motivation for him to keep going on training. An excellent practice to the event of failure as lessons learned in life.

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The decision to not quit and use failures as lessons learned in life and motivation to get back up and put more effort is, I believe, the key reason why Michael Jordan can be considered an unqualified success in basketball at the moment.

How about Mark Cuban? This person is a wealthy and successful entrepreneur with billion dollars of net worth to his name from the accomplishment attributed mostly to the history of his business deals. But then things also do not go smooth sail all the time for him in his journey on the road to success, in fact the early years bring much failure to success to him. He failed and got fired in almost every job he was in such as becoming a waiter, cooker, and salesman. He also got his business ventures failed before he found MicroSolutions and made it big. He found his achievement in the road to success and became a billionaires after he went through all of those failure to success.

He still put the effort and has the belief in his road to success, make failures as lessons learned in life, and that is the major reason which he succeed.

The last brief failure to success story from this article is from Harland David Sanders. Ever eaten in KFC? Almost every one of us has ever eaten at least one menu in the multinational chain of restaurant which is very famous for its iconic fried chicken. The one who invented the recipe for the food is Harland David Sanders. He is also famous for his failure to success story before the product he offered becoming a hit as it is at the moment. He faced massive failure at the age of 65 after his restaurant went bankrupt and he lived on social security check from that moment. He never gave up, though, as he thought of selling his fried chicken recipe which he has perfected over the years in his restaurant to the other restaurants in the area. Over two years and 1009 rejection (the number of rejection which the legend said he faced), he finally found a restaurant which agreed to sell the fried chicken from the recipe and paid him 5 cents per chicken sold. From there, after 7 years of the deal with the first restaurant in 1964, 600 restaurants all over US and Canada sold his fried chicken and he sold his Kentucky Fried Chicken business for 2 million dollars. The food grew until becoming famous throughout the world as KFC brand with Harland David Sanders name, known as Colonel Sanders, is popular as the inventor of the fried chicken recipe.

Lessons Learned in Life from Those Stories for Our Own Road to Success

Those three failure to success stories have the same common theme and recipe for achievement, as well as the stories which are also have been told in this blog from Walt Disney, Christopher Gardner, and Jack Ma.

What is it? That you need to treat failures as lessons learned in life, have determination in the road to success, and own that never quit attitude to be a hit in the field that you want. Keep putting the effort to go one step further every time and keep getting back up after facing failure to success on your way in the road to success. Only then you can achieve the accomplishment you dream of.


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