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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Accept the possibility

The biggest successes come to those who are not afraid to fail. When you can accept and live with the possibility of failure, then you’re able to create the reality of success.

Success that is guaranteed is meaningless, for it creates nothing of real value. The value of true success is derived from the obstacles that must be transcended in order to reach it.

So how do you find the courage to accept the risk of failure? By knowing that no failure can diminish the value of who you are. No failure can take away your ability to accomplish. In fact, when you fall short of the mark after sincere and sustained effort, it is not really failure but a powerful step toward eventual success.

After every success, after every setback, you will still be you, ready to go at it again. Accept the possibility of failure, and you’ll surely reach the reality of success.

— Ralph Marston

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