The Secret To Your Greatness
Throughout my life, I have failed at almost everything. I have failed at jobs, relationships, martial arts, life, love, business, and everything else. If there is one thing that I can share from my journey, it is that the world has it wrong. Failure is not something to avoid. Failure is something to embrace. Today, I still fail at something every week. Without a doubt, I make the most number of mistakes on our team at ONE Championship. I am always failing at something. You see, I don’t strive for perfection in my life. I strive for excellence. If we want to evolve into the best version of ourselves, we must always take risks so that we can learn, grow, and evolve. This truth is valid for countries, companies, and people. Of course, with more risks, we will inevitably encounter more failures. However, I truly believe that failure is the fastest path to knowledge. If we treat failure with intellectual honesty (instead of just blaming others or the world for our failures), then failure is the greatest teacher in life. A wise man blames himself. A fool blames the world. Embrace failure as a wonderful opportunity to inherit precious lessons. Ultimately, failure teaches us what no textbook or classroom can teach. It prepares us for success.
Show me a person who has never failed in life, and I will show you a person who has never lived.
Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC News, CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, and other major media. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a global broadcast to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world. Forbes most recently selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. He was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by the Financial Times and the “3rd Most Powerful Person in Sports in Asia” by FOX Sports. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, Europe’s top business school. Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.