7 Lessons from Winston Churchill to Take to Heart ...


There are many lessons from Winston Churchill that we can draw from his infamous speeches, many of which are very inspiring. Winston Churchill is best known as being the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II. Churchill, along with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin, led the Allied powers to victory. Churchill’s involvement in WWII began shortly after the war started, when he was appointed as First Lord of the Admiralty and as a member of the War Cabinet. Shortly thereafter, King George VI appointed Churchill as the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense as a result of being unhappy with the previous Prime Minister’s, Neville Chamberlain's, actions regarding the war. As Prime Minister, Churchill kept the resistance to Nazi dominance strong, and he met with Roosevelt and Stalin on three separate occasions to strategize a victory and determine postwar policies, which were to include the United Nations. Obviously, Churchill was a very wise and successful man, and, as such, there are many lessons from Winston Churchill that can be learned.

1. Success and Failure

Churchill’s statement, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm…” is one of the best quotes about success that I have ever come across. As someone who has a fear of failure, this is one of the most relevant lessons from Winston Churchill that I can learn. It is true that everyone will experience failure of some sort at some point in time. Without any failures it would be very difficult to succeed at anything because it would mean that you did not try. One of the best lessons to learn in life is to try your hardest no matter what. If you fail, you can learn from your failure and move on to an eventual success. I may not ever completely get over my fear of failure, but I can dive into any project knowing that even if I fail I can enthusiastically continue on until I find success.

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