Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." -- Henry Ford

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."

-- Henry Ford (1863-1947) American Industrialist

Today's quote offers deep insight. Many times we attempt (or at least should be attempting) things and we are not successful the first time. If you choose not to give up and try again what happens? You get a little better, a little closer to your goal, right? Could be the first time you ran a mile, road a bike or had the nerve to ask a girl out on a date! Not many are able to succeed at all things initially. Now, when was the last time you attempted something and were successful at it the first time? Probably more recently than you realize. I am sure it felt great! You probably underestimated your own ability too!

Now, how does that compare to something you tried and failed at repeatedly but didn't give up on? No, you kept at it and got closer and closer each time and then you finally succeeded? How did that feel? In reality, that accomplishment probably meant more, felt better and made you a smarter person. Yes, we will all suffer defeats and make mistakes and fail at things but how do you respond or rebound? As Mr. Ford said, each time we do fail, it’s only an opportunity to try again but more intelligently, with more experience and more knowledge and a greater probability of success!

Self Examination: What will you try again today to accomplish that you didn't succeed at yesterday? Or what will you have a greater chance of succeeding at today that you didn't yesterday?

Whatever it is, we want you to share your successes! As always this will be posted to the discussion board you are welcome to debate, analyze or share your successes! We want to hear them!

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