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A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
-- Jean Paul Richter
 

 

Tuesday, July 1, 1997

Failure

Treasure your failures, because they will lead you to success. Each negative result gets you closer and closer to the ultimate goal.

If you’re not failing, you’re not getting anything done. Failure is nothing to be ashamed of, but rather something to learn from. Often you can learn more from undesired results, than you can from something which works the way you planned.

To be a winner, you’ve got to keep stepping up to bat. Even if you struck out the last time, and the time before that. To each new attempt you bring more experience, more knowledge, more determination.

With each failure you greatly increase your chances of winning. It would be a shame to stop just short of your goal. Every day you’re getting better and better. With each attempt you learn, and become more effective. The prize is closer than you think. You’re becoming a winner. Keep it up for as long as it takes.

— Ralph Marston

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