Learning from Failure

Learning from Failure

  • Submitted By: vnmh
  • Date Submitted: 05/17/2010 8:15 AM
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Topic: The best way to overcome failure is to learn from them. Do you agree?
In reality, no one can avoid failures, be it trifling or abject. However, the most important thing is not how big the failures are or how many failures a person has encountered but rather the way he faces it, the way he overcomes it. In my opinion, the best way to overcome failures is to learn from them, to increase the wisdom rather than sit down crying over your mistakes.

William Saroyan- a famous 20-century American dramatist and author- once said “Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure”. That’s right, good or successful people are not those who always get their work done in the right way, but rather those who know how to impart wisdom from their failures. We can take a look back at the history of the Vietnam War. In 1969, Vietnamese leaders decided to make an attack on the French colonist while the army force of Vietnam was still weak, compared to that of the French. As a result, as soon as Vietnamese were on the attack, they were easily defeated. Vietnamese, especially the leaders, however, were not be disheartened by the fact. Instead, they analyzed their mistakes in the old plan and tried again to develop a new one, which included the Ho Chi Minh campaign. Eventually, thanks to the campaign, Vietnamese managed to defeat the enemy and gain their independence.

“Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow”- what Albert Einstein implied was that you learning from your mistakes to be able to correct them and to hope for a better outcome next time. Nicholas Flamel- a famous real French alchemist who was known to have turned base metal into gold- should be a typical example. Nicholas was born into a poor but well-respected family and he was given good education. Legend has it that, one night, Nicholas was visited by an angel in a dream. He was shown a book which, according to the angel, only he could understand. At...

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