Do you know how babies learn to grasp objects?
They first hold the object incorrectly so it drops from their hands
And then they hold it incorrectly the second time and it drops again
And then they hold it incorrectly for the third time and then it falls again
And then they hold incorrectly for the fourth time and the fifth, and the sixth
Until they manage to find out the right way to hold the object
That learning process is called negative feedback and it governs our learning process. Before you can learn how to do something correctly you need to do it incorrectly many times.
Have you ever seen a baby that decided to quit learning and stopped grasping objects because it failed many times to hold them correctly??
Sounds funny but the sad thing is that you do the thing that babies never do!
You try once or twice then give up because you failed without being aware that the only way to reach your goals and to get something that you want is to keep trying until you manage to find out the right way that works
Thomas Edison understood this fact and thats why he kept trying 999 times until he managed to invent the lamp on the 1000th try
Thomas wasnt trying to become rich or to do something that others did but he was trying to invent something that no one invented before yet he never gave up hope
Do you know why Thomas Edison succeeded? Its because he understood that success is all about the number of tries
When he was asked how he managed to continue trying even though everyone was making fun of him he replied saying whenever someone told me you failed I replied saying no I didnt, I just found another way how to not to invent the lamp
In short Thomas knew that sooner or later he was going to discover the right way and that its only a matter of the number of tries.
The same happened with the English novelist John Creasy
John understood that success was all about the number of tries and nothing more and so he kept submitting his work to different publishers who kept sending him rejection letters. When his name became known for being rejected he decided to submit his work with different names.
John got 753 rejection slips using his 14 different names!!!
However on the 754th attempt johns writings were accepted and he published 564 books!!
John Scatman used to stutter to the extent that he used to repeat each phrase about 6 times before saying it. At that point john didnt just decide to sing but he decided to sing very fast so that even people who speak normally wont be able to sing as fast as him.
John kept trying and trying until he managed to release his famous album scatman which was considered one of most successful music albums at his time as more than
six million copies were sold, quite an impressive number at this time!!
Warren buffet the richest man in the world made his money from investments yet he was rejected in his early years and his tutor recommended that he chooses another career that is not related to the stock market
Again buffet understood that its all about the number of tires and thats why he kept trying until he managed to reach his goals
Had john creasy stopped trying he would have never managed to become successful and he might have considered himself unlucky for being someone who stutters.
Had john creasy gave up so early you would have never heard of his name and he would have also considered himself unlucky.
Lucky people arent the ones who succeed from the first attempt but they are the ones who keep trying and trying until they bump into the right opportunity and so become successful.
We create our own bad luck by giving up so early then we call it misfortune!!
If you think that you are not rich because you are not lucky then its time to get rid of this false belief and know that the day you stop trying is the same day you become unlucky.