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Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
-- James Allen
 

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pushing on through failure

If you always succeed on the first attempt, you’re not being ambitious enough. If you never fail, you’re cheating yourself out of your best possibilities.

It is painful and embarrassing, frustrating and inconvenient to fail. That’s what makes failure so valuable.

Failure teaches lessons you cannot ignore and won’t ever forget. Failure forces you to understand who you are and what’s most important to you.

That doesn’t mean you must seek out failure. What it means is you cannot succeed by avoiding failure.

Success is achieved not by avoiding failure, but by pushing on through failure when it comes. If there’s no significant challenge between you and your goal, raise that goal higher until there is.

Be willing to fail and you’ll be able to succeed. You can do the hard stuff, and you deserve all the good stuff your persistence brings.

— Ralph Marston

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