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Begin with Clear Goals

It’s useful to embrace failure because you’ll stay motivated and increase your chances of reaching your aspirations—but your goal should still be to succeed.

There’s a subtle but important difference in how you think about what you’re pursuing. Particularly in a competition, it’s better to set a goal to win, rather than setting a goal to sidestep failure.

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Failure is part of success; and if you never fail, you are likely not trying hard enough or you may be deceiving yourself.

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