Her mother told her a long time ago that "Failure is not the opposite of success. It's a stepping stone to success." Which is the reason why The Huffington Post editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington, is one of the successful women in the world - to this day.
She has gotten comfortable with failure that she uses it as a tool to improve her career. "My career, and I would say the careers of most people I know, has not been linear," she tells Business Insider.
Careers are somewhat an unexpecting road and this prolific author has had her fair share of rejections that she overcame, even through her multiple personal and professional challenges. This woman did what Gwen Stefani also did. Previously, JobsNHire reported that Stefani thought her career was over. Her public divorce with then husband Gavin Rossdale was painful but she used her emotional setbacks to fuel her career. Huffington also went through a divorce and "when it rains, it pours." Her second book was rejected by 36 publications and she had already been thinking of changing jobs but, like Stefani, she didn't stop.
She once told Sarah Lawrence College that she was at the lowest point of her life, during her 20s. She became less enthusiastic everytime her book got rejected until she got a bank loan which was enough to push her further along. When she finally got a "yes" to her second book, she went on to publish 13 more.
What was her key to success? "I think our resilience is dramatically improved when we trust that often out of the biggest heartbreaks come the best things in our lives," she explains.
Arianna Huffington goes on to say that everyone should stop worrying about every single little thing in life and just "Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor."