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Tuesday, March 5, 2013


"Everything looks like a failure in the middle."

Some thoughts from John Maxwell from his book "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth" -- on perseverance.

As you get started, it may not look like you're making progress.  That doesn't matter.  Don't give up.  Pritchett says that everything looks like a failure in the middle.  He writes, "You can can't bake a cake without getting the kitchen messy.  Halfway through surgery it looks like there's been a murder in the operating room.  If you send a rocket to the moon, about ninety percent of the time it's off course -- it 'fails' its way to the moon by continually making mistakes and correcting them."

You can change your thinking.  You can believe in your potential.  You can use failure as a resource to help you find the edge of your capacities.  As psychiatrist Fritz Perls observed, "Learning is discovering that something is possible."

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