I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. – George S. Patton

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. - George S. Patton

Meaning of this Quote

All of us face failure in our lives and that’s absolutely fine! A person who has never tasted failure is sure to have no idea about how success tastes like! The only way through which you can stop failing is to ensure that you have never tried anything new. Successful people are not the ones who have sat back and watched others doing things.

They are the ones who had taken a lot of risks in their lives, not just once, but maybe a thousand times. Find out the number of times Thomas Alva Edison had failed before he invented that bulb. No one grows to be successful and famous overnight. It did cost them a lot of time, and it will cost you too!

It is not the height you reach that determines your success, but how high you can actually bounce back when you hit the bottom. It is the way you deal with your failure.

In life, you may face relationships that will be suffocating, jobs that are monotonous, and a lot more. A successful person is the one who succeeded in managing all those worst of the situations in a positive way. It is the way you look at your life. Do not feel sad when you lack the confidence after repeated failures that you had met in the way.

Instead, try to take them as your learning objectives and try figuring out what went wrong, so that you don’t do the same the next time. Remember that every failure is an opportunity to start afresh. Keep things in a sporting manner and you are sure to love it the way it is!

Do not let the feeling of inadequacy and incompetency hover upon you. You must understand the fact that no matter what, you should always focus on how high you are able to bounce back.

‘A successful man’, in the true sense of the word is the one who had got the gut to face the obstacles, accept them, learn from them, yet not losing the hope to try one more time. Who knows things might work this time?