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You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.
-- Sam Levenson


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Continued path forward

Each failure is an investment in your ultimate success. Don’t squander the investment by beating yourself up over it.

Instead, let your biggest failures set the stage for your biggest successes. Let your worst mistakes position you to reach your greatest achievements.

When you learn through actual experience what doesn’t work, you’re making yourself an expert at what does work. Treasure the real-world expertise that comes from the setbacks and errors, and build on it.

Look objectively at what went wrong, and consider new ways to make it right. Transform the energy of your past disappointments into forward-looking determination.

Whether you get the desired result or not, give yourself credit for making the effort. Then take what you have learned and make another effort.

Keep going, keep learning, keep gathering experience through the ups and the downs. Decide that whatever happens will provide a continued path forward, and it will.

— Ralph Marston

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