How Can Failure Help Us Win?

Article provided by Zhang Xinyue of Create Abundance

Psychologists tell us how important it is to reaffirm to our kids that they are loved, wanted, intelligent and can do anything they set their minds to. When children don’t receive this affirmation growing up, they often do become low achievers. However, a select few just take this lack of encouragement as a sign that they’ll need to work harder to make it.

Abraham Lincoln was defeated in 26 political campaigns.  He also failed at various business ventures and even declared bankruptcy twice over his lifetime.  Something in him made him keep trying though and in November of 1860, he became America’s 16th president. His Emancipation Proclamation in 1862 freed slaves in 10 states. His Gettysburg Address delivered in 1863 announced to the masses that America was a nation, “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Though he was assassinated in 1865, his radical ideologies changed the face of our nation. The course of history was altered by Lincoln’s beliefs that no human being should be the property of another.

In wholly different venues, men like Walt Disney and Ludwig von Beethoven changed our lives as well. Their contributions were timeless, but they too, were told as children that they would never amount to anything.  Sometimes people become so discouraged by bad childhood experiences that they are emotionally crippled but a select few just take the negative events in stride and use them as stepping stones to success.

Even if you’ve struggled with issues in your sporting career, don’t give up. Keep working hard. Create that abundance mindset that will take you over the finish line in glorious victory.

With many years as a well-known spiritualist leader and teacher in her field, Zhang Xinyue is known for a variety of achievements. Her creation of the Abundance system aims to promote a meaningful and straight forward approach to life’s philosophical issues. In 2012 she wrote her best-selling book Create Abundance. The book is a collection of quotes containing words of wisdom on how to develop body-mind-spirit cultivation.

Her book was released initially in Chinese, but it is also available in English and other languages now. A second version of the book has also recently been released.