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Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you.
-- Brother David Steindl-Rast
 

 

Thursday, April 14, 2005

The realm of success

The biggest successes come to those who are not afraid to fail. When you can accept and live with the possibility of failure, then you’re ready to go forward into the realm of success.

Failure is failure only when you let it stop you. Yet when you fear failure, it will stop you even before you ever start.

Instead, simply accept the possibility of failure and go on ahead anyway. You may well have some setbacks, but you’ll also have the ability to deal with them as they come along.

Each difficulty you encounter along the way will, after you get beyond it, eventually add value to whatever you’re doing. Each so-called failure is only temporary when you are committed to reaching the goal.

Any effort that produces real value will also have some risk. To arrive at the value you must live through the risk.

Where there’s a possibility of failure, there is also the real opportunity for success. The more you can accept the possibility of failure, the more success you will achieve.

— Ralph Marston

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