“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
– Winston Churchill

How often do we see failures in our life? How often do we make mistakes? Without failure we won’t get to enjoy the fruit of our success. We should take failure positively. We should take it as a challenge to be better, and to finally be the best in what we do.

Yesterday while doing our usual visit in a local Asian grocery store I chanced upon this Thai product that I’ve been looking for a long time now. I honestly haven’t tried it yet, I’m just curious as to what it tastes like. I’m talking about Tao Kae Noi, a fried seaweed snack in Thailand that made Top a young billionaire. I learned about this product after watching a movie about Top’s way to success.

The Billionaire is a Thai film based on the real-life story of Itthipat Kulapongvanich aka Top, who became a billionaire at such a young age. At first he earned money by selling weapons in online games, which he used in starting up a business  in roasted chestnuts. A news of family bankruptcy of 40 million baht came to surface. He stopped schooling but still pursued his dream of making a factory of his own.

This movie is an inspiration not only to entrepreneurs of all ages but to everyone who dreams of achieving something in life, be it big or small. It tells us to keep on trying and to face each trials head on. I liked how this movie showed that the main character had several incidents of feeling like quitting but still chose to hang on. I also felt that way some time before but unfortunately I did not choose to hang on on all those cases. There were times where I lost all heart to continue.

I may not be the perfect person to say this but I try to believe that in life there are battles we need to fight, win or lose. We just need to believe that failures are there not to discourage us but to push us even harder, to see what lies ahead. We may not get to the finish line all that fast but we know that as we travel to reach the end we are way stronger than before. Life surely has a weird way of honing us to become better individuals.