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The only person you should ever compete with is yourself. You can't hope for a fairer match.
-- Todd Ruthman


Monday, July 31, 2023

Fail your way forward

The first attempt yields nothing usable. The second, the fifth, the fifteenth attempt, they all fall flat.

Keep going, continue learning, refining, figuring out what went wrong before and adjusting your strategy. As you do, you’ll zero in on what works best.

No effort ever has to be wasted. Because every effort results in valuable experience.

Getting it right is often a matter of getting it wrong enough times. Every step is a step forward when you resolve to keep going.

Rather than getting yourself mired in discouragement, acknowledge what went wrong. Use what you’ve learned to fine tune your next effort and to boost your enthusiasm for going ahead with that effort.

Failure is a common experience, and one you can use to great advantage. When it happens, fail your way forward and you’ll be working your way to success.

— Ralph Marston

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