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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Failing Successful (Winner's Circle Network)

Received this email today and thought it absolutely perfect to share.

Do you feel that half the things you do turn out all wrong? If so, take heart, because today we will discover how to fail successfully.  

After over forty years in business, we consider ourselves pretty successful. The company started by Lou and Diane Tice in their basement is in over 60 countries, and the education in seminars that Lou once gave to small groups of teachers and coaches now reach millions of people every year. Many of these recipients are world leaders and corporate executives.  

But one of the reasons we are successful is the same reason that Ty Cobb, one of the greatest baseball sluggers of all time, was as good as he was. If you look in the record books, you will find that Ty Cobb's lifetime average was only .367. That means he got a hit once out of every three times at bat. It's the same story for Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and for virtually every other successful person in the world. 

We are not afraid to try and we are not afraid to fail. In fact, for us, the only real failure is not trying at all. It turns out that people really don't remember the times Aaron swung and missed, only the times the ball sailed out of the park. And we don't remember the projects we started that, for one reason or another, didn't work out.  

The fact is that successful people try more things more often than average folks do. Whether it's playing baseball or building an international business, if you try enough things, you're going to succeed a lot. And if you don't try anything, you are guaranteed to fail. So go for it! What do you really have to lose? 

The Pacific Institute

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