Let me share with you a couple of stories about how Pinoys turn failure to success:
A high school graduate started a retail store of office supplies and books so that she can send her siblings to school. She started the business back in the late 1930’s. During World War II, the Japanese raided her store and destroyed most of her products for sale. During the Marcos era, she was limited to sell only a few items. Then a storm came and ruined all her supplies. A fire destroyed their small building and left them with almost nothing. She just kept on rebuilding and rebuilding until she was able to make it. She is Socorro Ramos, owner of National Bookstore.
He had no proper education having dropped out of high school because of poverty. His father left them when he was in sixth grade. He has five siblings, and he was the fourth. At the age of 14, he started boxing so that he could help put food on the table. In 1995, he started his professional boxing career. He won and he lost many fights. He went to politics, he lost and then he ran again, this time winning the congressional seat. Now, eight world boxing championship titles after he is considered to be one of the best in the world. He is Manny Pacquiao.
She started competing in singing contests when she was seven years old. Growing up without a father, she helped her mom by supporting the family through her singing. According to her, she may have joined more than a hundred amateur singing contests before she actually got her own album. Sometimes she wins the contest, sometimes she doesn’t. She landed a few television shows without much stability. Then, she got invited by a South Korean television show who posted her videos on Youtube. There she was discovered by Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah, and the rest, they say is history. She is Charice.
So how do Pinoys turn failure to success? By not quitting and by doing whatever it takes.