My failure story may lift you

Joshua Oyedele
Posted October 19, 2021 from Nigeria

Let me share some value I got from the Innovate! Africa Summit by Truthsprout Nigeria.

* Failing is not failure When we fail at something is an opportunity to have it done again, I bet you that when you fail you have a lot more to learn than when things goes the right way.

Let me share my story. Sometimes 2014, I changed my area of study from science to art for no tangible reason (thank God I did anyways) things was going well until I had F9 (failure) in English language subject, this was the time I had to go close to my English teacher then (Miss Faith) I began to take extra class from English teachers, one of them is Mrs Ozuem of blessed memories. At this point after failing the most important subject in my field of study I had to go the extra mile. Failing isn't failure when you put in additional work to get out of it.

I also learnt to be a creative thinker who speaks, write and leads. Thanks to our amazing speakers (David O. Lawal, Tony Omachonu, Tres Osayi Omokaro, Princess A. Tekenah among many others) for dishing out such great values.

Thanks to Truthsprout Nigeria for the amazing work put together to bring the even to reality and to Dr Victoria Nnaji for the invites. And to everyone that contributed to my journey may the Lord bless and lift you up.

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megsmueller
Oct 21
Oct 21

Hi Joshua. Thank you for the very important message you bring across. Failing does not determine our end or our destination. I am learning and realising much from this! Thanks for the visual too.

All the best as you endeavour to change the world.

Joshua Oyedele
Oct 21
Oct 21

Hello Megsmueller, thanks love you for stopping by, I'm glad you found rest in my post. We continue to move forward and upward together.

Hugs

jomarieb.earth
Oct 24
Oct 24

Dear Joshua,
What does failure actually mean? According to the dictionary is means "1. to be unsuccessful in achieving one's goal.
2. to neglect to do something.
My point is, that perhaps we just give up at the beginning, or the middle, or close to the end, never getting to see realize the success. Sometimes failure is just giving up too soon. The journey is always what matters. And you get so many unpredictable lessons and knowledge during the journey. If you succeed at the intended task, that's wonderful. But the journey is always the true teacher whether you fail or succeed. So if you fail, or succeed, you still win.
Bravo to you!...JoMarie

Joshua Oyedele
Oct 25
Oct 25

Absolutely, failure is just an opportunity to learn. Thanks for dropping your thoughts JoMarieB