Friday, April 11, 2014

Success and Failure. You Can't Have One Without the Other by Margo Hoornstra



Success and failure. It's human nature to strive for one and avoid the other. Except, we can't.

Like everyone else, I've had my share of each one. And, through it all, I've found both inspiration and comfort in a number of sayings I've run across over the years. Especially as it pertains to my writing, well, over the years.

They can because they think they can. - Virgil

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.  - Milton Berle

Self trust is the first secret of success - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always aim for achievement, and forget about success - Helen Hayes

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts - Winston Churchill

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that will not work - Thomas Edison

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky

So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads - Doctor Seuss

Great faith brings great results. And since you'll be the same age whether you go after your dream or not, why let age be a factor in your decisions? - Author Unknown

If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there - Will Rogers

When you think about it, if not for the failures would the successes be as sweet?

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5 comments:

Jannine Gallant said...

There are some gems in this group. I frequently feel like Edison. Guess I'm in good company!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Jannine. I feel like Edison quite often myself. Just think, the one time he got it right, things really took off for him!

Leah St. James said...

Good ones, Margo. I like Edison's, too!

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Alicia Dean said...

Ooops...commented under the wrong sign in. I'll try again...

Thank you for sharing the inspirational quotes. They are all great ones, and I need to hear those words of wisdom from time to time.

(Sorry to be late, but for some reason, the weekend blogs slip by me sometimes :-()