"All is well that ends well"
"All is well that ends well."
As long as the end is right, all is well. As simple as it may seem, it has become my fundamental philosophy.
But what if it doesn't end well? Does it mean 'all' is not well?
Apparently it doesn't.
If you don't believe me, think about it. You'll find it interesting to have thought about it even if you didn't reach a satisfactory conclusion :-P
Returning to the original discussion, this particular quote has many implications on success and failure. When the end is well, all seems to be well. In success, the journey seems sweet thought it may be covered with sweat. But then, what if the result is failure?
There is disappointment but then that is not all. There is maturity and there's understanding. I find it more valuable than victory by itself. To put it even more simply,
The winner understands only success.
The loser understands both success and failure. And what all is learnt is implemented to achieve the success which eluded previously. After all, continual failure is a blatant sin. Its really the mindset of the loser, that decides the outcome in a possible next encounter.
During tough times, it is a welcome quote.
"All is well that ends well ."
I can't find a more suitable person to cite as an example to this than Steve Jobs.
Imagine yourself in this position. You dropped out from college, still attend calligraphy classes(out of all classes), sleep on the floor in friends' rooms, collect coke bottles for 5 cents. 7 mile walk = one good meal a week.
But then, we know whose Apple changed the world :)
One particular quote from the Stanford address stays very close to me.
"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."
If you haven't listened to it already, please do atleast now.
Hope is all it takes. I heard this lecture during a period when I was need of motivational inspiration in some form and this speech was perfect. If you're in my shoes now, you'll love it too. Nevertheless, whatever situation you may be in, you'll love it. Because that's the man who was brought back into his own company and made CEO cuz they knew they wouldn't survive a bit without him. No one would object even if he called himself "iGod Tech". Have hope. The dots will connect.
RIP : 'iGod' Steve Jobs. :'(
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