FROM SETBACKS TO COMEBACKS: FINDING SUCCESS IN DISAPPOINTMENTAuthor: John AliuSuccess is a journey filled with both triumphs and failures. While society often celebrates our achievements, it’s the lessons learned from our mistakes and setbacks that truly shape us. Whether you are going through a hard time, facing personal challenges, or even feeling disheartened after the last matric exams, always remember that setbacks are stepping stones to success. Coach Rulani Mokwena:“Life is all about succeeding and trying to win more than you lose. However, failures always help the learning curve. My wish is that we all show a little more kindness and love to those who are close to us and to those we can impact. Remember, in your journey to success, you have the power not only to uplift yourself but also to inspire and support others. Extend a helping hand to those who may be struggling and share your wisdom gained from both victories and defeats. Together, we can create a world where kindness and compassion are the driving forces behind our collective success.”
Former United States President - Barack Obama:
“Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. it’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”

Former South African President - Nelson Mandela:
1. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

2. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.”

Iconic American boxer - Muhammad Ali:
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
Legendary host and television producer - Oprah Winfrey:
“Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.”
Tennis legend - Serena Williams:
“Success is not about how many times you win; it’s about how you recover from your losses.”
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