I’m always inspired by stories of how successful writers like Stephen King started out. How they struggled for years. How they endured rejection after rejection, failure after failure, but kept moving forward. Kept honing their craft. Kept chasing their dream.
J.K. Rowling is another fine example. Depressed, practically broke and living on welfare, she was rejected by a dozen publishers before she finally found one to publish her Harry Potter book series. As you probably know, she’s now a multi-millionaire.
Of course, it’s not just famous writers who struggled their way to the top. If you study the background of any successful person in any field, you’ll often see a long road of struggle, setbacks and failure stretching out behind them.
Maybe these people were blessed with raw talent, intelligence, luck or other advantages the rest of us lack. Maybe they weren’t.
In either case, what ultimately made them successful was their choice to keep learning, keep working and keep moving confidently in the direction of their dreams, no matter how hard it got. What ultimately made them successful was their choice to persevere. When you adopt the right mindset, that choice becomes much easier to make.
Success rarely comes easily. Anyone who’s ever reached a level of success or made a change in their life had to overcome challenges, setbacks and short-term failures along the way. Some more than others, I’m sure, but ultimately, they all persevered. They all kept moving forward, regardless of the challenges they faced.
You now have a choice regarding how you interpret struggle, setbacks and failure. You can interpret it from a fixed mindset as evidence that you’re somehow not cut out to succeed. Or you can interpret it from a growth mindset as guidance for where to focus your efforts toward personal and professional development.
If you want to protect your motivation, and keep moving forward, always make the growth mindset choice.
I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best he
could with the talent he had- Oliver NSHOM.
The Camer Youthnited team is pleased to invite you to apply for the Camer Youthnited Forum 2015.
It will runs from 20th and 21st of June 2015 in Buea on the theme "Emergence before 2035: Myth or Reality"
Camer Youthnited will bring together 150 youths (50 physically in Buea and 100 online) to discuss on how YOUNG CAMEROONIANS CAN SPEED UP OUR RACE TOWARDS EMERGENCE.
The forum is free and nutrition will be catered for by CUIB. However, Participants will have to take care of their lodging. Young leaders between 18 and 39 are encouraged to apply.
N/B : Chances are limited and spaces are only available to 150 Candidates. Goodluck as you participate in this great forum.