Thursday, March 5, 2015

On Failure! What's Your Take? How Do You Respond To It? How Are You With Failure?

The road to success is filled with people who fail. Sounds like a contradiction, doesn't it? Yes, it is very true. The road to success is filled with failures. "How could that be?" you ask. It is very simple: people who eventually become successful are those who are not afraid to try. They are people who know that failure is always a possibility in any endeavor. They don't like failure, they even abhor failure, but at the same time they are not afraid of it.

Did you know the greatest slugger of all time is also the man who for many years held the major league strikeout record? That's right, Babe Ruth, the legend himself, struck out more times than any other man who ever played the game of baseball until Mickey Mantle broke his strike-out record. Babe Ruth was not afraid to go bat and take a healthy cut.

Interesting, isnt' it? And it gives us insight into what we mean when we make the strange statement that the road to success is filled with failures. These people are not permanent failures, that's for sure, but innovators, experimenters, challengers: people who realize they must pick themselves up and try again every time they fall. They know that as long as they get up one time more than they fall then they haven't failed. Here's hoping you are willing to go to bat, face the odds, and take your very best swing.

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