Daily quote and Reflection—Failure is but a stopping point on the way…

Quote: “Our doubts are traitors, & make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing 2 attempt” . William Shakespeare 
” Failure … is, in a sense, the highway to success, in as much as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterward carefully avoid”.  John Keats, Poet

Failure is the world’s best teacher. If you fail enough, and continue to get back up, show you learn the lesson and then act with renewed knowledge and determination to reach your goal, will most likely succeed.  To accept failure, and to persist until you achieve, is the KEY to Success, in whatever you do. Without thoughtful action, reflection and reaction you’re left with just dreams. Dreams are okay but can become frustrating without action. and therefore are useless. By just dreaming you never have to test your ideas against reality and falsely exclaiming to everyone that you are a genius.

When you act you must act over and over again– remember the 10,000 hour rule of performance and experience to reach mastery of your goal. This is hard work – constant action, data collection, feedback and retrying learning cycle.   The more you act on a single goal, the more you will fail, and with failure comes success!

You cannot achieve anything without constant, single-minded action toward a goal. At first (and many times along the path) you will fail. Why is that important? Because as Keats said  “Failure is the world’s way of pointing out exactly what you need to achieve before you can move on to the next level of success.”


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