Success vs Failure
Success and Failure can be understood as two different outcomes of the same situation, but the difference between the feelings or emotions attached to them depends on how you take both. One can refer success and failure as similar to the two sides of a coin. Philosophers believe that life is intertwined with success and failure. However, one should have the ability to handle both success and failure in a positive temperament. Embracing success and failure in an extreme manner, by being either too happy or too sad is considered as unhealthy. In order to understand the two concepts, first it is vital to define the two. Success can be defined as an accomplishment of a particular objective, goal, or aim. Usually, any favorable outcome can be considered a success. Failure, on the other hand, is the downside of a particular scenario. It is the inability to succeed. This is the main difference between the two terms, success and failure.
What is Success?
Success can be interpreted as the ability to accomplish or achieve a particular goal or task. For an example, a student who passes an exam with flying colours, gains success. This is academic success. But success can take many other forms as well. The attainment of wealth, fame, positions, status can all be considered as different branches of success. Simple success can be understood as a thing that turns out well. It results in satisfaction and happiness. It is also interesting to note that success is viewed in different was by different people. The attainment of wealth and pleasures is not success for a sage or a saint. On the other hand, attainment of wealth, pleasures, and fame is a great success for an ordinary man. Abandonment of wealth and family is termed success for a man who aspires for liberation or salvation. This highlights that in different contexts, among different people, the term can be interpreted in different ways.
What is Failure?
Failure can be defined as the inability to achieve or accomplish a particular target. For an example, imagine the case of a basketball match. While one team wins, the other loses. This is failure. In most scenarios, especially in sports, the success of one is based on the failure of anther. Failure results in disappointment, and even resentment. In our lives, our attempts at school, in work place, and even life itself, end either in success or else in failure. A common fault in most people is that they are unable to cope up failure. Unlike success that guarantees fame, happiness and glory, failure is difficult to endure. Some people become completely overwhelmed by the failures in their lives that they even resort to suicide. Just as the case of success, failure is also interpreted in different ways by people. The loss of wealth and family members is termed a big failure for a man who hankers for material life. Non-attainment of salvation or liberation is considered a failure according to the sage or saint. However, failures in life are not always negative. Just as the saying goes ‘Failures are the stepping stones for success’. This highlight that when a person is aware of his weaknesses and flaws through failure, he or she has more capacity to succeed in the next time.
What is the Difference Between Success and Failure?
- Success refers to the accomplishment of a particular goal whereas failure refers to the inability to accomplish a particular goal.
- Success and failure often go together as the success of one brings about the failure of another.
- Success brings happiness whereas failure brings sadness.
- Success is interpreted as both the attainment of things and also the abandonment of things, whereas failure is often linked with non attainment.
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