Interestingly, events happen every day to everyone. The good, bad, ugly handsome, rich or poor, big and small organizations can never escape these events. To a large extent, it shapes the future of anyone depending on the way it’s been handled.
As experienced events managers, we discovered that these two events and the way we handled them earned us a place in the industry today because we turned our wounds into wisdom. Find below these two events that life has to offer you.
No one wants to be associated with the word failure, no matter how it looks or the kind of form it takes. The truth about failure is that it is a constant package that comes with life, so anyone who wants to run away from it may be chasing shadows and probably lose a critical essence of life. Or simply put running away from a necessary evil you live to fight another day.
Nonetheless, it is a sure way of growing and discovering better ways of achieving a particular set target. It was Donald Trump the president of The United States of America, who said “sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war”. However, the world has a giant catalogue of individuals and organizations that have virtually failed and are now very successful and are at the top of their game.
Michael Jordan is one of the worlds greatest basketball player of all times, no one would ever imagine that he had ever failed; this is his story in his own words. “I have lost almost 300 games, I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career, on 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shots and I missed, I have failed over and over and over again, that is why I am successful”.
Let’s conclude with the words from Skylar Grey” Your personal life, your professional life and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years, where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important to go through that struggle for me is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day as long as you treat it that way.
Another event you cannot ignore in life is Success, everyone likes to be tagged as successful in any of its forms. However, Success is much more than an English word, it is all about consciousness and determination followed by action towards a set target no matter what may come. Success is much more than dreaming and confession. Like the 65th Secretary of State to the United States of America Collin Powell said: “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence”.
The road to success is never an easy ride. There is a price to pay for it and the worth is never calculated by how much money you have, how much connection you may command, but by the amount of tenacity you possess backed up by a learning process from your failures. Just as explained earlier, there is no successful person on earth that has never failed because success itself is a result of conquering failure.
Whenever we manage events, we are so sure it will always come out successful because we have through our experience discovered better ways of making it come out the best even when it seems awkward at a certain stage.
The first step and the only best way to success is to try and try and keep trying, no one ever dies from trying but are at the risk of dying when you don’t try at all.
These two events are always at your doorstep and yours to grasp but you must do one thing first. Get up and move.
Mfonabasi Udoh Barry,
Mfonabasi Udoh is a PR professional, a communications and social media strategist. He works with DOXA DIGITAL