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Failure, the BACK door to SUCCESS!


Priscilla


I hope you are well and enjoying a beautiful October day! 

I've been reading one of my favorite books entitled  "Let Go of Whatever Makes You STOP!" by John L. Mason.
 
Listen to his thoughts in the chapter entitled "If You're Not Failing, You're Not Growing".
 
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.  Don't be afraid to fail.  Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure.  If you're not failing, you're not growing!  When successful people stop growing and learning it's because they become less and less willing to risk failure. 
We all make mistakes~ especially those who do things!  Failure is usually  the first necessary step toward success.  If we don't take the risk of failing, we won't get the chance to succeed. 
 
Babe Ruth said "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way"....he was the home run king AND the strike out king!  
 
Stop trying to be perfect.  The only people who never 'fail' are those who say nothing, do nothing and attempt to be nothing. When we fail we become more humble and hopefully, more teachable.  Also others like us better because they can relate to us more easily! 
 
The fact is that you're like a tea bag.  You won't know your own strength until you get into some hot water. 
 
Henry Ford, the most successful car maker of all time said "Many defeats are only installments to victory.  Some people learn from their mistakes; some never recover from them.  Learn how to fail intelligently.  Develop success from failure."  (Remember, Mary Kay Ash's first skin care class as only a $1.50 in sales!  Hardly a success....but she learned how to be better and kept on trying!  How tragic it would be, had she felt embarrassed and quit!!!)
 
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.  Most people think of success and failure as opposites, but they are actually both products of the same process.  Your season of failure is the best time for sowing your seed of success.  Successful people are not afraid to fail. They go from failure to failure until at last success is theirs.
 
The BEST way to accelerate your success is to DOUBLE YOUR FAILURE RATE!
 
So let's remember what a very wise man once told me..... "Priscilla, I'd rather that you attempt something great and fail, than attempt at NOTHING and Succeed!"
 
Wise words, indeed. 
 
Blessings to you~ Here's to your "failure" AND your SUCCESS!!
 
Priscilla McPheeters 

 

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Priscilla McPheeters
Circle of Excellence Executive Senior Sales Director
www.legacyarea.com
priscilla@marykay.com