Quote Explained #3: Winston Churchill – Success
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
What does it mean?
You’re going to go through life making mistakes. There’s no getting around that. Mistakes happen for a reason. They allow you to learn, grow and develop as an individual. However, what separates the good from the great is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. It’s the idea of being able to get up after falling down and continuing to move forward, rather than wasting time counting all the setbacks you’ve had. If you are able to learn from your mistakes and continue to strive enthusiastically, you will begin to embody the concept and idea of success. Being afraid of failure will not get you far in life. You will spend your time boxed in a comfort zone, significantly hindering your ability to succeed. Those who risk rejection have a higher chance at surpassing goals and turning dreams to reality.
More Quotes by Winston Churchill
- “Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”
- “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
- “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
- “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”