I think so. I didn’t know who made that quote, but I just wrote something very similar, if a little less succinct: http://www.72dpiintheshade.com/2007/04/05/the-commitment-cut/
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I think so. I didn’t know who made that quote, but I just wrote something very similar, if a little less succinct:
I think i might be trying too hard.
Some of my best work has come from mistakes!!!
Yeah, totally agree. One is not a failure because they fail; a person becomes a failure when they give up trying. Failure makes one try harder. And if it doesn’t, then they don’t want it badly enough.
It’s not a bad thing that they may not want it. I mean, it could be anything, right? Like a free burger from Wendy’s – go to the counter and ask the kid behind the register for a free burger, see what happens. Will you give up? Probably. Why? Because you’re really not that motivated to get it for free. Jail just isn’t that appealing to me, at least.
How many times do you think the “biggest all-time successes” failed at their endeavors before reaching their goal and succeeding? I quote the whole “biggest all-time successes” because I feel that is a cultural buzz-phrase. Success is a state of mind.
Enough of my blogging on ur blog, Chris. that’s my 42.5 cents worth.