How to Succeed (..Eventually)

The first time we try — we could get lucky —

but we’ll probably fail.

The second time we’ll probably fail again. — We’ve gone further than most do.

Failure is not an end state, it’s a stepping stone to success +

Failing isn’t fun. doesn’t feel good.

But it’s how we learn. It’s how we get better.

‘It’s a rite of passage.” Failure shows us what works and what doesn’t and — believe it or not — it’s how we succeed. Maybe not today, but eventually. Soon.

Persistence is what leads us to ‘success‘ —

whatever that means to you — and separates us from those who haven’t yet.

And if we keep going, even in failure after failure, we will make it happen.

we will become what we’ve always wanted to be.

Action Step Persist. Keep at it. Make it happen

Add more of what’s working, Remove what’s not.

Mantra — Failure is a stepping stone. I can succeed with persistence.


— Josh Waggoner

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related wisdom

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

“Failure isn’t a badge of shame. It is a rite of passage.” — Tony Hseih, Zappos

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