Sneak-Peak in the life of Arianna Huffington for her taste of Success
“Believe in your potential even if you haven’t seen the results”
No man ever created any success story without mentioning the hurdle in his life. Rejections, failures are the stepping stone to success. Success comes with the experience to failures in their life, and expectation creates the path for the experience. As one proceeds in life, following their expectations, hurdles will come in every turn of their life. The only point of success is when one still dares to expect.
Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, news aggregator and blog, was rejected 36 times before creating a recognizable portal. It’s hard to accept the fact that such a famous post was once bombarded with highly negative reviews about its quality and its potential. ‘But Arianna, the founder of Huffington post, was never petrified with the hurdles, because she believes that even one failure has the possibility of derailing one’s dream. She says “See failure as not the opposite of success, but as a stepping stone to success,” she says, in one of her interviews. “That way, when we fail, when we are rejected, we don’t see this as the end.”
Arianna was an economics student at Griton College, Cambridge, where she was the first foreign and the third female President of the Cambridge Union. In her early stage of the stint in the industry, she appeared in an edition of Face the Music, when she decided to make her passion her career. She began writing books in the year 1970s. IN the year 1979, she joined the BBC’s Last night talk and entertainment show ‘Saturday Night At The Mill’, but was later dropped from the show after she completed 12 editions of the show.
Arianna’s first book, ‘The Female Woman’, focusing on the women’s liberation movement. The book was not much known. Later in the year 1981, she wrote her 2nd book, the biography of Maria Callas, The women behind the legend. In 2003, she ran the campaign for the Governor of California, but unfortunately it was a huge failure. But this experience taught her about the advancing new world, and the power of the internet. She believes every failure is a lesson to something new in your life and your path to success.
In one of her presidential meetings, she met Ken Lerer, who later became her co-founder. They decided to create a platform to share 27/7 news and the collective blogs, and agreed to share an equal amount of capital to make it live. As a divorcee and the mother of two, achieving what she aspired for, was difficult; the lack money became the biggest stumbling block on her path to success. But she never gave up on her wishes, took several loans from the bank and family & friends and kept moving ahead.
They started inviting a few good journalists and writers to write on the portal, most of them denied, saying, it’s not the right kind of a blog. But as the post started to grow, the same people who once criticized the portal, asked to join it back. The post launched its first local version in 2007, which soon graduated to New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Hawaii and the list continues. Shortly, Huffington Post became the known and most famous news portal and blog.
She has finally tasted her part of success, after the range of embarrassing stumbles and setbacks. What is success without failures? It’s these hurdles in the lane of your success that leads you to the most uncommon path towards your goal and gives you that unique success story of your life. One of the most dominant factors of success has been, to never let go the positive thinking from your mind, no matter the barriers in the path leading to it. All you need to set a goal and be determined to fulfil it. Get ready to move out of your comfort zone, and learn from every single misstep you feel in your life.
Never panic to take risks. Just keep moving, breaking the entire barrier and working hard towards it. Hard work never goes unrewarded. Be proactive in everything that you decide, and then never turn back. Just be honest to yourself and your work. All you need to do is, understand your goal and work hard to achieve it, and believe in yourself because you can!