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Argue for your limitations and they are yours.
-- Richard Bach
 

 

Friday, December 12, 1997

Failure

The surest recipe for failure, is to avoid failure. If you cannot accept the prospect that you might fail, then you will most certainly fail. To avoid failure, is to avoid even the possibility of success.

Accomplishment requires effort and commitment. And it requires risk. Accomplishment requires that you make decisions, set priorities, make choices, and take action. Those things are all very risky. They can lead to failure just as surely as to success.

Yet what is failure? It is merely another step toward success. When you don’t get the results you want, at least you’ve learned how not to act. So, is failure really so bad?

Without failure there would be no success. Make the effort. Expect the best, and accept that it may be necessary to adjust your approach to improve your results.

Be willing to fail as you take action, and you’re on the road to success.

— Ralph Marston

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