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Failing Forward

Failing Forward

by John C. Maxwell

Truly successful people have learned to do what does not come naturally. Real success lies in experiencing fear or aversion and acting in spite of it.

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Self-discipline is a quality that is won through practice

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The commen denominator of success lies in forming the habit of doing things that failures don't like to do.

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If you are committed, a failure doesn't mean that you'll never succeed. It just means you will take longer. Commitment makes you capable of failing forward until you reach your goals.

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If you go from task to task to task without making progress, or you can't seem to reach a goal no matter how much effort you give it, examine your focus.

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If your circumstances constantly get you down, then maybe it's time for change- not in your situation, but in your attitude.

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT

The most importantsingle ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people

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JIM ROHN

Don't let your learning lead to knowledge; let your learning lead to action

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MARK TWAIN

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like and do what you would rather not.

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People change when they...

Hurt enough that they have to,

Larn enough that they want to, and

Receive enough that they are able to.

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DON SHULA AND KEN BLANCHARD

Learning is defined as a change in behavior. You haven't learned a thing until you can take action and use it.

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WILLIAM MARSTON

If there is any single factor that makes for success in living, it is the ability to draw dividends from defeat.

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WOLFGANG PUCK

I learn more from the one restaurant that didn't work than from all the ones that were successes.

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LORD BYRON

Adversity is the first path to truth

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WARREN WIERSBE

A realist is an idealist who has gone through the fire and been purified. A skeptic is an idealist who has gone trough the fire and been burned.

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SYDNEY HARRIS

A winner knows how much he still has to learn, even when he is considered an expert by others. A loser wants to be considered an expert by others before he has learned enough to know how little he knows.

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If you live to learn, then you will really learn to live.

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JIM ZABLOSKI

The more you do, the more you fail. The more you you fail, the more you learn, the better you get.

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JIM ZABLOSKI

If you're not failing at least five times a day, you're probably not doing enough.

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Your attitude toward failure determines your altitude after failure.

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

The things which hurt, instruct.

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If at first you do succeed, try something harder.

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You risk because you have something of value you want to achieve

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JAMES WISELY

There is nothing so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.

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JIM STOVALL

Don't wait for all the lights to be green before you leave the house.

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In life, there are no safe places or risk-free activities.

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SYDNEY J. HARRIS

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable

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Little progress is better than no progress at all. Success comes in taking many small steps

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G. K. CHESTERTON

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but i do believe in fate that falls on them unless they act.

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HELEN KELLER

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

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HENRY C. LINK

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.

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If a bookstore gets your order wrong, figure out whether it is an opportunity to learn a new skill.

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HORACE WALPOLE

In science,mistakes always precede the truth.

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Some of the greatest stories of success can be found in the unexpected benefits of mistakes.

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WILLIAM SAROYAN

Good people are good because they have come to wisdom through failure. we get very little wisdom from success,you know.

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To achieve your dreams, you must embrace adversity and make failure a regular part of your life. If you are not failing, you are probably not really moving forward.

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ELBERT HUBBARD

A failure is a man who blundered, but is not able to cash in in the experience

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ZIG ZIGLAR

You can get everything in life you want if you help enough other people get what they want

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BARBARA WARD

Don't get stuk inside your own ego, because it will become a prison in no time flat.

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BISHOP FULTON SHEEN

Most of us do not like to look inside ourselves for the same reason we do not like to open a letter that has bad news

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To have an opportunity to reach your potential, you must know who you are and face your flaw

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SHELDON KOPP

All of the significant battles are waged within the self

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There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

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RUDOLF DREIKURS

We can change our whole life and the attitude of people around us simply by changing ourselves

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JOHN KILLINGER

Failure is the greatest opportunity i have to know who i really am.

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Every major difficulty you face in life is a fork in the road. You choose which track you will head down, toward breakdown or breaktrough.

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WES ROBERTS

People do not have to remain victoms of their pasts.

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NELSON BOSWELL

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.

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The problems of people's pasts impact them in one of two ways: They experience either a breakdown or a breakthrough.

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JAMES LONG

One reason god created time was so that there would be a place to bury the failures of the past.

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ROGER CRAWFORD

Handicaps can only disable us if we let them. This is true not only of physical challenges, but of emotional and intellectual ones as well... I believe that real and lasting limitations are created in our minds, not our boidies.

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JOHN C. MAXWEII

You certainly can't control the length of your life, but you can control its width and depth.

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A problem is something that can be solved. A fact of life is something that must be accepted.

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FRED SMITH

The key to positive action is to know the difference between a problem and a fact of life.

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If you think positively and do nothing, you will not be able to fail forward. You must add positive action to a positive attitude.

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JAN SMUTS

A man is not defeated by his opponents but by himself.

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No matter what happens to you, failure is an inside job

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STEWART B. JOHNSON

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today

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MICHAEL KORDA

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility. In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.

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PUAL J. MEYER

Ninety percent of all those who fail are not actually defeated. They simply quit.

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WILLIAM DEAN SINGLETON

Too many people, when they make a mistake, just keep stubbornly plowing ahead and end up repeating the same mistakes. I believe in the motto, "Try and try again." But the way i read it, it says, " Try, then stop and think. Then try again.

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H. STANLEY JUDD

Don't wast energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's okey to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.

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CHARLES BUXTON

Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter. A man's venom poisons himself more than his victim

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One reaction to failure that keeps people driving on the failure freeway is anger

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If you always do what you have always done, then you will always get what you have always gotten.

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People who stay on the failure freeway don't think that it's their fault

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The only thing that matters is that you face your fear and get moving. Do that, and you give yourself the opportunity to learn how to fail forward

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

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JERMOE BRUNER

You are more likely to act yourself into feeling than feel yourself into action.

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You have to feel the fair and take action anyway.

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Fear Cycle

Fear

Inaction

Inexperience

Inability

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Don't wait until you feel positive to move forward.

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When achievers fail, they see it as a momentary event , not a lifelong epidemic.

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JAMES ALLEN

A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thought.

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ERMA BOMBECK

Tell yourself," I'm not a failure . I failed at doing something." There is a big difference.

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Achievers are able to keep moving forward no matter what happens . And that's made possible because they remember that failure doesn't make them failures. No one should take mistakes personally. That's the way to take yourself out of failure.

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GRANTLAND RICE

Failure is not so bad if it doesn't attack the heart . Success is alright if it doesn't go to the head.

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Errors become mistakes when we perceive them and respond to them incorrectly.

Mistakes become failures when we continually respond them incorrectly.

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ROB PARSONS

Tomorrow belongs to the failures.

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WASHINGTIN IRVING

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. Little mind are subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise about them

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HERBERT V. BROCKNOW

The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders frim one who does.

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Entrepreneurs recognize that three steps forward and two steps back still equals one step forward.

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You are the only person who can really label what you do a failure.

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No one can conclude that he has failed until he breathes his last breath. Until then, he is still in process, and the jury is still out.

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Failure isn't a percentage or a test. It's not a single event. It's a process.

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If you resist change, you are really resisting success. learn flexibility,or learn to like living with your failures.

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