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We posted yesterday on the failure of AllPeers. This is an evergreen topic on founders’ sites like ours, failure being an experience all of us will have at one point or another. But failure—like success!—is ‘what you make of it.’ As we learned yesterday, it needn’t […]

We posted yesterday on the failure of AllPeers. This is an evergreen topic on founders’ sites like ours, failure being an experience all of us will have at one point or another. But failure—like success!—is ‘what you make of it.’ As we learned yesterday, it needn’t be all bad. I’ve had this on my mind the last 24 hours, so when I ran across the Waitley quotation, below, I thought it worth passing on:

“Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.”

– Denis E. Waitley, management and leadership consultant and best-selling author of Seeds of Greatnesss: The Ten Best-Kept Secrets of Total Success and The Psychology of Winning.

For those interested, we’ve listed Waitley’s 10 ‘Greatness Seeds’ on the jump …

1) Self-Esteem
2) Creativity
3) Responsibility
4) Wisdom (expressed as reflecting on your integrity)
5) Sense of Purpose
6) Communication
7) Faith (in this case, he means optimism)
8) Adaptability (cultivating coping skills for stress)
9) Perseverance
10) Perspective

For more, read an excerpt of Waitley’s book on Amazon here.

By Carleen Hawn

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  1. Related to the topic in hand, I’d like to share this quote…
    Failure is not final, Success is not permanent. Do not stop trying after failure, and do not come to rest after success. Always, always lookout for progress.

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  2. a very cool excerpt to perk you up as your march along, or take minute to consider the next step forward

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