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?
My days to blog here are the 11th and 23rd.
For more about me and the stories I write, please visit my WEBSITE
Posted by Margo Hoornstra at 12:01 AM
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
There are some gems in this group. I frequently feel like Edison. Guess I'm in good company!
Jannine. I feel like Edison quite often myself. Just think, the one time he got it right, things really took off for him!
Good ones, Margo. I like Edison's, too!
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 :-()
Post a Comment