Then, do it again!
Never give up!
If you haven't ever
failed you haven't really tried to win.
Only failures never
|I am slowly writing a book on failure and
success, motivation and life. If I couldn't be a professor and teach I
would consider being a motivational speaker. I I own both
www.successandfailure.com but haven't had
time to put much there yet. My primary interest is in motivating
people to reach their greatest success by helping them overcome the
potential discouragement of failure. Failure is not bad, failure occurs
constantly. ALL great people have failed numerous times in their lives,
some we read about and some remain hidden. However,
fear of failure prevents people from ever
attempting anything worthy of the effort and so they continue on their
path of easy "successes," avoiding failure by limiting their goals,
their very lives.
I recently wrote the
following small piece. Please tell me what you think.
Failure expresses itself
constantly as an excuse, a reason to stop, an obstacle you
have never seen, a barrier bigger than ever existed. Failure
is constantly there, presenting itself as a comfortable
option, an excuse, a good excuse, the best excuse you could
state: "I have never done that before." Even better: "no one
has done that before." Who can argue that?
thinking you might be better than all that came before? No,
give up now rather than risk wasted effort, that is the lure
presented by failure.
Success is a challenge, a
distant picture in your mind, blurry, indistinct. Who knows
if it could be done? Success could be just past the next
bend, just over a little hill, a small rise, some little
effort all that remains, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW.
Success could be a mirage,
ever distant, a goal to pursue like Don Quixotic's, never to
be achieved. Do you want a wasted life spent pursuing some
ephemeral dream? Give up now! Pursue something you KNOW you
can achieve and be ever mediocre, average, one of the crowd.
Is that the kind of life you
want to live?
When XXX was XCV years old, he
was....<continue with some kind of example here.>