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Our power is in our ability to decide.
-- Buckminster Fuller
 

 

Friday, July 22, 2005

Always making progress

The greatest triumphs often come after the biggest setbacks. The most substantial successes are often preceded by numerous failures.

Why does achievement so regularly rise out of disappointment? Because disappointment can be such a powerful teacher.

Others could tell you a thousand times what doesn’t work, and still you might be tempted to try it. Once you’ve experienced disappointing results for yourself, however, you’re not going to make the same mistake again.

Are you hesitant to move forward because there’s the possibility of a setback? Then consider that every short-term disappointment can serve to build a stronger foundation for long-term achievement.

Even when you’re not getting the results you want, you’re making progress. Every experience, whether successful or not, can teach you how to do it better.

So go ahead, step forward, and travel confidently in the direction of your dreams. For even though the setbacks and disappointments will come, you surely have nothing to fear.

And, even more importantly, you have everything to gain.

— Ralph Marston

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