failure

  • Failure as a new beginning

    ‘Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.’  Seneca One of the best ways to see the failure of your legacy project is as a new beginning. Think about it. You’ve failed. You’re at your lowest. Things can’t get much worse than they are now. This is the best time to start something new and bold….
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  • How to survive the wilderness years

    ‘I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.’  Sylvester Stallone The phrase ‘the wilderness years’ was used by entrepreneur Rachel Elnaugh in her book Business Nightmares to refer to the phase following a major failure in an entrepreneur’s life. I think the phrase can apply equally…
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  • 20 ways to deal with failure

    ‘Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or…
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  • Two different types of failure

    ‘Self-sabotage is the smartest thing you can do if you’re sabotaging a self that is not really you.’  Armand Demele Let’s assume your legacy project has gone awfully wrong and you’ve had to quit. So, like most of us do, you see it as a failure. Over the next few days, I’ll discuss the notion…
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