If All Else Fails Page 2Author: Byron Pulsifer, © 2009
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. . . . . resurrect the positive aspects of the attempt and highlight what to change on the next attempt.
A New Opportunity
The next attempt, after a failure, is your opportunity to start a new with even more determination than before. You have learned valuable lessons and may be one of those lessons had to do with being more detailed in your action stages, or that you have secured the advice of a mentor who is a person who has done what you want to do is one who has experience in a related filed of endeavour.
No one who has succeeded has made it through from start to finish without experiencing some kind of failure or, in some cases, failed many times.
Examples of Failures
There are countless examples of people from every corner of the world who have tried and tried and tried before they were successful in a variety of areas. One example that always sticks in my mind is that of Thomas Edison who tried over one thousand times to invent the light bulb. Talk about perseverance and never giving up - he was a true optimist.
Don't Quit or Give Up
When all else fails, revisit failure as your best teacher, your master of learning, and put aside forever any notion that failure means quitting.
The old adage rings true in that 'quitters never win, and winners never quit'. Nothing worth having, doing, or accomplishing comes pre-packaged with foolproof steps that guarantee success.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives." Edwin Bliss
"Never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
"It's always to early to quit." Norman Vincent Peale
"Someone said success is what follows a series of failures - and it's a fabulous way of looking at what is seemingly not going your way." Jeannette Maw
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