Well, as the ancient chinese saying goes, 'failure is the mother of all success', I used to wonder why people have to go through failures in life before success. There's no logic at all but as times flies past, I began to understand more and more on this profound saying.
Just like how steel is forged in the fiery fires of a furnace, one's life also goes through the same process in a different way. By going through the trials and tribulations of one's life, one will emerge the real winner when one is able to take everything in his stride and always seek to better himself.
My mentor always drummed into me the basic requirements of a true entrepreneur, one thing that keep me thinking is the word 'CONVICTION'. What he meant by that? Somehow or the other, this word seems so easy to understand, what's the big deal about it!If you check the dictionary, 'CONVICTION' means 'an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence'.
Wow! Easy right, the meaning is so straightforward and so simple that a primary school kid would be able to understand. Ha! If you think so, then my dear friend you are wrong and that shows a certain degree of naivety in your thinking. Knowing its meaning and really understanding it are really two separate issues.
For those of you, who up to this stage still don't understand why or those who have not yet taste failures in life yet, it may be a bit too profound. You may ask "What the hell! If I believe I can do it, I can do it!". Wait till you come to a critical crossroad in life and when you think of this word again, maybe then you will throughly understand it.
But do you have the courage and persistence to follow it?
Yes! There will always be a small group people who are mentally strong and with the correct attitudes in life who already have the word 'CONVICTION' in their genes. So, do you fall into this group!If yes, good for you but for the majority of people, they have to learn through the hard way in life.
Well, that's life for you. If you can't or don't want to face up to reality, then you better be content with what you have right now.