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Miracles are not in contradiction to nature. They are only in contradiction with what we know of nature.
-- Saint Augustine


Saturday, February 28, 2004

Confidence to succeed

Failure is nothing to fear. Get past the fear of failure and it can open the door to stunning success.

Once you’ve experienced failure, and then picked yourself back up again, you’re left with something truly valuable. You have earned a degree of confidence that cannot be easily shaken.

Fear of failure is only for those who are arrogant enough to think that somehow they can achieve success without paying the price. Those who know true success also know that failure is not to be feared.

No one sets out with the intention of failing. Yet when you do fall short of the mark, it’s not the end of the world.

The more disappointments you put behind you, the more eagerly and confidently you’ll move forward. You can build on the successes, and build on the failures too.

When you’re not afraid to fail, you’ll most certainly have the confidence to succeed.

— Ralph Marston

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