Only One Step Away

History records that the Wright brothers were the first to successfully fly a plane. However, the two of them are not actually pioneers of aircraft research. The real pioneer of airplanes was Dr. Samuel Langley who had been researching the possibility of humans flying since 1890 (13 years before Wright flew airplanes).

Why is Dr. Samuel Langley unknown to people? Apparently, after conducting research and repeatedly failing for 13 years, Langley finally stopped his research. The decision was made by Langley on October 8, 1903 after his umpteenth attempt failed.

Did you know that just two months after Langley give up, on December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers managed to fly his plane?

It’s a pity, isn’t it? A little more patient Dr.Langley will achieve success, but unfortunately he hurriedly stopped because he could not bear to face failure.

Falling does not mean failing. Falling and not daring to get up, that is the real failure. Never despair and give up defeat. We never know that we are actually only one step away from achieving success, lest it undo just because we decide to stop early. A champion is not one who never falls, but he who always rises every time he fails. As Thomas Alfa Edison said: “Many people fail because they don’t know how close they are to success.”

We’ve all fallen, the only difference is that some give up defeat while others dare to get back up.

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”


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