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The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
-- Theodore Roosevelt
 

 

Monday, September 28, 2009

Owning failure

When you fail to get the desired results, what’s the first thing you must do? Take credit for it.

If you don’t take credit, you don’t learn the extremely valuable lesson for which you’ve just paid dearly. If you don’t take credit and own your failures, you’ll continue to experience more of them.

Instead, go ahead and take complete credit and ownership of your failures. Because when you take full ownership of your failures, you fully empower yourself to successfully get beyond them.

What you own, you control. When you choose to own your results, then you put yourself in control of those results.

When you own your results, you can decide what those results will be. And they can be whatever you wish to make them.

Admit your failures, take credit for them, embrace them, and own them. When you willingly take responsibility and ownership even for the failures, you’re positioned for magnificent success.

— Ralph Marston

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