Because ‘the secret of success’ is too mainstream…this is THE SECRET OF FAILURE!!!
What is failure? What to do if you fail? Simple questions, but you might not even know what the answer is. Readers, this is a true story of me…and my best friend, FAILURE!
I’m Donny Barnesi (Don) of Indonesia, and it was July 2004 when my destiny began. That time, A 14-year-old me met a new classmate, Dwi Sammy (Sam), who had same interests as me, those are anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic), and J-pop culture. Sam who loved to draw pictures and I who loved to create a story decided to make manga. Several months of making manga, at last it finished and we sent it to a publisher. Four months later, a mail from publisher arrived, telling us that they rejected our manga! Yes, it felt like being hit by a sumo wrestler from above.
Next year, we then created novel, but again it was rejected for many times. Never gave up, we started to run our own online business, and after a year our online business went bankrupt. And what made it worse was the fact that we got “dropped out” from our university. Desperate and almost gave up, suddenly in a small book store I saw a small simple pink book entitled, “The Magic of Thinking Big” written by David J. Schwartz. I didn’t know why, I just bought the book and immediately read it at home. PLAK! Having read that book, my face felt like being slapped! That time I realized that our failure is our mistake…more precisely, our mindset and mental attitude!
Since then, we read a lot of books about success and self-improvement, attended seminars, and watched motivational movies. After we turned our mindset and mental attitude upside down, we now become better men, and we are so grateful we already experienced many failures. Finally in 2013, one of our business runs and a novel about this story is soon to be released in Indonesia.
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