Embrace the struggle
We consider the lion as The King of the Jungle and believe; they can’t fail while hunting. But the truth is, they fail eight times out of ten. Hunting is not an easy task; their success rate is only 12-18 percent. Despite such a failure, neither they panic nor regret it. He keeps trying, again and again, adopting new methods. But you will never see a depressed lion or one who wants to give up. When the king of the jungle can fail, then we are a modest human being. Why can’t we?
Think about your last defeat, what did you do after losing? Did you stop trying and give up? Or did you adopt new paths like that lion and hunt again?
This happens quite often in a big organization, our fellow mates over promise and under deliver. Sometimes our customers confirm to invest and later refuse to do so. Sometimes our conversion ratio decreases from 5 out of 10 to 1 out of 10. It’s very frustrating when we try on 10 people and get only 1 successful result. We want to hit our head hard against the wall but we end up punching it.
It is often when we become new leaders, we have to face a lot of challenges. Some challenges break us and destroy our spirit.
Many things are not in our control and we become just a watchdog.
Nevertheless, I believe you should keep trying. With this, your skill develops and you get ahead of that challenge one day. If you try again and again, your skill increases greatly. By doing so, you can tackle those challenges very well. The next time you face them, notice how you deal with failures. A good leader is not the one who never loses. The one who does not lose in mentality even after losing, in reality, is a real leader.
It is common to lose and it is also common to stop after losing. But to keep trying even after losing is a wonderful thing. If you want to be a good leader, don’t ever give up. If you are facing a lot of challenges, then you are on the right path or if you think you will be facing challenges in the future, even then you are going in the right way. Keep this in your mind,
Failure is only a part of life, not the whole life.
This lesson is taken from the book “Struggle Scream Success.” To order click here. The author, Banty Barman, a twenty-seven years old Entrepreneur has beautifully depicted 101 leadership lessons for entrepreneurs from his experience of six incredible years in the direct selling industry. Born and raised in Kolkata, WB and completed his graduation from Calcutta University. His first title “A Mistake that changed my Life” is a love story where he depicted his true love and emotions for his school life girlfriend in it. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.