Failure and Success

I head someone once say that they had achieved two black belts in life – one in failure and one in success. I think most people could say the same thing – I know I can.

The more you read about successful people the more it becomes apparent that these two things, success and failure, are entwined together. Life is a series of ups and downs and what separates the ones who achieve much from those who do not, is they do not let failures discourage them nor are they afraid to fail.

Such successful people as Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, etc. all suffered failures in their lives and yet they used those failures to make them into the successful people we now know them to be.

Do not let yourself get discouraged by what may not have worked for you. If you are persistent in doing what you know you were created to do or be, then keep moving forward. It’s the only way to cross the “finish line”.

Quote of the Week
“…It’s about how much you can take and still keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” Rocky from movie “Rocky Balboa”

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