After meditation on two great ideas, there is a third that may shine a little light on a big problem.
First, “The Secret”, by Earl Nightongale may be dated but it was the start of something new, namely self-improvement.
Advice is nothing new, “If” by Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem to his son with the point of view of a concerned human being.
There is also a philosophy that states it is best to define your terms and be specific as possible about your predictive science.
So with this in mind, ‘Success’ is a triumph or a win which is part of an axiomatic idea that strikes through it on the way to failure.
Failure is an attempt at winning something being practiced to produce a desired outcome, but does not work.
Many people advise trying until the outcome, win or success is won. But this is a false impression.
Correlation shows something like a bell curve. Lots of practice for various degrees of success and failure.
So maybe there is something to Kipling’s advice, “If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same.”
Personal development can also get you on the road to success. Yet, mostly it is education and other forms of work that the correlations show as outcomes.
Many of us suffer and need help along the way to personal improvement or any other form or difference in our outcomes.
Perhaps your outcomes are more alike than you would like to know. A few are successes and some are failures.
To try again is probably in the cards but prepare for the next failure.
It is a normal outcome that becomes an experience to live and learn. So does the success. Preparation works for both outcomes.
Location may vary and resources too, focus on the process, execution and learning from experience is the goal.
Along the way share and accept help that is available and try to do your best.
It’s gems like Nightingale’s ‘Secret’ and Rudyard “If” that make all the difference between success and failure.
Life’s experience is always about both and we are here to live in peace with all the experience that’s part of it.