Fail fail fail win or fail fail fail fail win or…

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Ok, do yourself a favor and type the words fail fail win into Google. You will see all kinds of stories about failures and wins. Crazy right?

I love doing things like this because, well I have failed. Failure is tough especially win I fail at something that I have invested major effort in or when I really want something. Failure then becomes an affront to me a reflection of who I am and then I like to read about all the fail fail win scenarios and find encouragement.

I grew up a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball fan and as a Cavs fan I was treated with watching Michael Jordan lead the Chicago Bulls to victory over the Cavs every single season for what felt like forever. Man, this guy did not miss a shot! It was like he was born with a basketball in his hand. I hated and loved the way this guy played,. The only thing I didn’t like about the player was the jersey he wore.

There are so many quotes about failure but one that I really find quite profound is from Jordan himself and his own failures.

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I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

What do you want to do?  What are you passionate about it?Are you doing it? Why not? Don’t be afraid of failure, embrace it. I wasn’t going to do it. I was only going to put in the Michael Jordan quote but I have one more and then I will let you go.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison






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