Stumble Forward: Failures are the First Steps to Success   - Santé Philippines

Stumble Forward: Failures are the First Steps to Success  

Pasig City, May 22, 2019—The path towards a worthy goal is laden with obstacles. Life designs challenges to test a person’s strength and resilience and, mold them to become the best version of themselves.


However, there are times when problems or mistakes knock people down on the ground. Individuals pursuing an important goal may see big failures as unpassable roadblocks. For Joey Marcelo, CEO of Santé International Incorporated, hardships will always be a part of the journey, especially if one is walking towards their life’s purpose.


“Instead of giving up and settling for simpler objectives, we must realize that failures are a natural process in achieving goals. If they should stumble again, people must strive to always pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and continue onwards with new lessons learned,” said Marcelo.


Based on his experience as a young entrepreneur, and now a successful businessman and a triathlete, Marcelo believes that failure is an important aspect of success. Here are the reasons why:


Failures Contain Lessons


Reaching the pinnacle of success begins with that first step. Unfortunately, people let their fear of failure get in the way of progress. Waiting for the “right” moment to take that leap makes them miss out on key opportunities to advance.


Marcelo believes that failures bring critical lessons in a person’s life and are often specific to the unique journey they are on. Additionally, mistakes force people to be smarter about situations and make them more resilient.


“Take that step and expect that challenges are always around to target you. The days will be difficult, and there will be moments when moving forward is tiresome but, if you believe in yourself and your dreams, you will invent better methods to achieve your goals,” he noted.


Failures are Essential for Growth


Pursuing your biggest goals will never be a simple feat. While spending hours to improve one’s skills is an important component to success, a dedicated individual must first experience mistakes while honing their craft to asses how much farther they need to grow.


According to Marcelo, mistakes bring out the traits needed to become an expert, such as perseverance and endurance. Failed attempts build resilience for anyone serious enough to become a master or professional in their chosen field. A seamless flow of positive experiences is a warning that a person is on the wrong track. Meanwhile, a path of purpose carries problems that consistently enhance a person’s potential.


Failures Lead to Success


Nothing worthwhile comes easy in life. The higher dreams are, the more effort is required to reach them. People prepare strategies to claim their goals but are often blindsided by the knocks of life. While it is important to heal, they should never dwell too long on mistakes, since errors have tendencies to weigh down on a person’s mind and spirit.


To counter these negative conditions, Marcelo says that people must adopt a growth mindset to find the necessary solutions to fix the problem. People should think back on the “big reason why,” a powerful motive that releases a surge of willpower to push through obstacles.


The stories of famous, successful people tell the numerous attempts they have made in the pursuit of their own goals, as well as the multiple mistakes along the way. Yet, they’ve shown grit and conquered challenges to reach their dreams.


Joey Marcelo is among these people, who found success after hurdling many challenges. He founded Santé International in 2007. The company is passionate about helping people to live healthy through the proven benefits of barley-based products. Due to the success of their brand, they experienced breakthrough sales that tripled their branches within a year. Today, Santé International continues to provide its Santé Barley brand in the health and wellness field to help people lead better lives.


Santé offers products that improve the quality of life of people around the world. The company has been providing premier organic health and wellness products and services with Santé Barley at its core. Barley grass is an effective antioxidant, rich with vitamins and minerals that not only detoxifies the body but also, aids in digestive health.


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About Santé


Founded in 2007, Santé promotes, produces and distributes premier natural health and wellness products; as well as services, designed to help people live better lives. With Santé Barley as its flagship brand, Santé has dominated the local market with its certified* organic barley grass – grown and harvested in New Zealand. (More recently, Santé has become the Philippines’ first company to be certified organic by BioGro). With the proven health benefits of Santé Barley, Santé has developed a comprehensive selection of everyday barley-based products. Today, Santé has expanded its offerings to include a fitness and rehabilitation center with its Santé Fitness Lab; and an array of natural products that are true to the company’s thrust in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Headquartered in the Philippines, Santé has offices worldwide such as New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, Qatar, Nigeria, and Cyprus.