Monday, December 20, 2010

Failure is Part of the Journey

This quote was posted on Staggs Fitness site this morning, and I liked it so much, I wanted to share it too.
You've failed many times, although you may not remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn't you? Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat? Heavy hitters, the ones who hit the most home runs, also strike out a lot.

R.H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York caught on.
English novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before he published 564 books.
Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs.

Don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.

~ Wall Street Journal

How many times do we let failure slow us down or even stop us from reaching our goals? How many times do we let doubt creep into our minds and sabotage our own attempts at greatness?

Don't let yourself stop yourself from following your dreams. Don't let yourself talk yourself out of trying and trying until you succeed. Failure is part of the journey toward your goal ... accept it, learn from it, and then use that knowledge to continue your journey.

Let's make today a great day!

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