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Failure Isn’t Permanent

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Failure (post by Kirk Weisler)

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~ Dennis Waitley

Unless you let them…

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Fall Forward

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Basking in the Glow of Your Mistakes (post by Kirk Weisler)

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Students gain lasting self-confidence not by being protected from failure but by learning they can survive it.  – Tony Wagner, teacher and author

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Let’s tweak that just a bit… “FAILURE, don’t let it get the best of you.  Let it MAKE the BEST of YOU.” –Kirk Weisler

So let us go forward quietly, each on his own path, forever making for the light. — Vincent Van Gogh

A path of failure as a path of learning  is a path of gained knowledge, insight and wisdom.  On such paths a person may only becomes brighter but they also create a light so that others may see more clearly if they choose to move toward it.  – Kirk Weisler

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Zig Ziglar (post by Simple Truth)

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After a speech one day, Zig Ziglar was approached by someone in the audience who said:

“Zig, it was a great speech, but…motivation doesn’t last.”

Zig said, “Bathing doesn’t either. That’s why I recommend it daily!”

Like me, Zig loved quotes and believed that the right quote could provide “a-ha” moments and could help to reinforce a positive attitude. Here’s what he said:

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“Reading has been my fuel for motivation. If the ‘a-ha’ I get when I’m reading is not already reduced into one or two sentences, I’ll take the essence of what I’ve read and chunk it into easily remembered bites of information. That information is what becomes ‘quotable.’ You would not sit still for me to read every book I’ve ever read to you. But if you’re the least bit like me, you’ll jump at the chance to bypass all the churning and scoop the cream right off the top—that is what quotes are…the cream of our learning.”

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

~ Henry Ford

To say I’m honored to publish a book of Zig Ziglar’s is an understatement. Sixty Minutes said, “He’s a legend in the industry. He’s the Bill Gates, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison of enthusiasm.” What I loved about Zig, however, was his heart. His ability to help people realize their potential was unsurpassed and his belief that, “You can have everything you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want,” was the foundation of all he had accomplished.

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.

~ Woodrow Wilson

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Avoiding Failure and Real Power (by Kirk Weisler)

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”  ~ Dennis Waitle

In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions. – Margaret Wheatly Leadership and the New Science

I read this quote and had to ask myself – did it really take “New Science” to determine that relationships are the key?  ~ KirK Out

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