Failure Is the Key To Success

By:Jonathan Pernell

Cars In Failure

Soichiro Honda and Henry Ford are alike in several ways. Both Honda and Ford have similar interest in the automotive field. They own two of biggest automotive companies in the world.Their failures also make them similar. Soichiro Honda has failed with his car company along with Ford. They both had to venture new avenues before reaching success. Honda had to live in his workshop, and sold jewels from his wife's pawn shop. After he learned that he can't just make piston rings he had to turned towards education to help him fight past the adversities with the rings. Henry Ford also had to persevere through failures while building the automobile. It took a lot more than he expected it to build a gas powered car. He found that he needed capital(money), and it was a complex business structure considering all the parts that went into build a car. Honda and Ford found that there were many catastrophes to face before they were able to proclaim triumph. Their combative instincts is what caused them to persevere.

Although Soichiro Honda and Henry Ford were similar they were also different. The approached their adversities differently. For example, Honda turned to education with his trouble with the piston ring situations. He found gaining additional knowledge around science was able to help him. Ford also faced his challenge head on. He tried a new model, which were lightweight cars, and brought in investors. Both Honda and Ford perseverance and desire to succeed pushed them to use additional resources which lead to a successful outcome.

Failing With Determination

Abraham Lincoln is not known for all his failures, but he has failed many times throughout his years of life. What most people know about him is he was a successful man who was honest and truthful and the 16th president. However, what I remember most is learning about how he lost everything. First Abraham Lincoln lost his job, along with being defeated for the legislature branch. Second in 1833 he failed in business, then in 1834 he was elected to Legislature. Meanwhile in 1836 had a nervous breakdown. In the following two years he was defeated for the role of the Speaker, not long after in 1843 he was defeated for nomination for Congress, than three years later he was elected for Congress. After serving for two years he lost renomination, and just a year later he was rejected for Land Officer. In 1854 he was defeated for Senate, two years later he was defeated for nomination for Vice-President. Again he was defeated for Senate, but through all of his adversities he was combative and never game up he was determined that he was going to do something great. He did just that by finally becoming the 16th President.

Falter But Not Failure

Albert Einstein faltered in speech until he was nine years old causing teachers to think he was slow. Teachers and professors also thought he was lazy, sloppy, and insubordinate from elementary through high school. He was expelled from school for his rebellious nature and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic school. Come to found out, Einstein didn’t have a learning disability he was simply bored. When he befriended Max Talmud a new way of learning was introduced, in which Einstein thrived in. He read a number of books around science and philosophy and the discussion of their contents is what took him to the next level. He was committed to excelling, and worked hard to overcome obstacles. He went on to revolutionize science’s understanding of the world. He took physics beyond its Newtonian view by developing the theory of General Relativity. Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize,with his research leading the U.S to build an atomic bomb,and influence all aspects of culture,from religion,to art, to late night television.

“Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution.” This is what influential people, like Max Talmud did.

Triumphant Devastation

The 30-years-old Steve Jobs was forced to leave Apple Inc. in 1985. He was devastated and depressed after being unceremoniously removed from the company he started, after a power struggle with the board of directors.Even though he was overwhelmed from the conflict with Apple, he was able to acquired an occupation in the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm. Working their allowed him to gain more knowledge around computer graphics and increased his financial state. Due to one door closing and another was opened which eventually allowed lead to Jobs the acquiring control of Apple. Steve Jobs resilience and ambition is what lead to his great success.


Thomas Edison had several characteristics. At a young age, one of his characteristics was his hyperactiveness, Edison was deemed “difficult” by his teachers. His mother quickly pulled him from school and taught him at home .At age 11 he showed a voracious appetite for knowledge, reading books on a wide range of subjects. In this wide-open curriculum Edison developed a process for self-education and learning independently that would serve him throughout his life.These characteristics gave him the determination he needed to create light bulbs. He couldn't have gotten it on the first try he needed that difficultness to not yield or give up, his hyperness he needed to keep going and look for information he needed to successfully create light bulbs.

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