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“Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.” (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

Learning is much more than something you receive at school or even in life. It is the result of a striving experience which lasts your entire life. And those who strive for learning find it rewarding.

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But, as Sarah Ban Breathnach says, striving precedes struggle before reaching success. And when we struggle, the likelihood of failing is high. It is good that failing is not the same as failure. Only those who never fail are a failure. However, even failing when we struggle for learning can have a different point of view.

”I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” (Thomas A. Edison)

When we fail while striving for learning, it is more waiting than a struggle. I remember a sentence from Disney’s Gyro Gearloose in front of my desk during the Ph.D. that said – “I invent everything. The impossible only takes longer.”

In a world where people are getting used to having what they want, easy and fast, we gradually lost the value and power of waiting.

Keep striving.

Keep failing.


And in time, you’ll succeed.