Draw inspiration from failure.

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I just thought I'd share a quote that has really helped me stay motivated and keep working even when it doesn't pay off sometimes. This has been said by tons of people here its neat to read it from a book written in the 30s.
Anyway here it is:

"If the first plan which you adopt does not work successfully, replace it with a new plan, if this new plan fails to work, replace it, in turn with still another, and so on, until you find a plan which DOES WORK. Right here is the point at which the majority of men meet with failure, because of their lack of PERSISTENCE in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail."

"No man is ever whipped, until he QUITS-in his own mind. This fact will be repeated many times, because it is so easy to "take the count" at the first sign of defeat."
- Napoleon Hill, Think And Grow Rich

This quote has motivated me a lot and I think it goes to show an important lesson that everyone has to learn from their failures. I've definitely decided not to ever give up until I have what I want out of life and I hope this quote can inspire others to take action and never give up also.
#draw #failure #inspiration
  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    It's a classic book that has inspired untold numbers of people. You'd be surprised at all the big names that credit this book for part of their success.

    One thing to remember about failure - it's the outcome of an expectation, not a declaration of a person's status.

    Just when you think you've got it all figured out, someone changes the rules.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jacob Martus
      Glad to see some other Napoleon Hill fans. I pretty much study a couple of his books. They help me keep a level head about things when I start getting negative.
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  • Profile picture of the author thenextcameron
    Another great quote I like from Napoleon Hill :

    "Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements."
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    • Profile picture of the author barbaragreer02
      I got so much failures,
      but this failures makes me strong and encourage me to do something more better. And every failures has a lesson it doesn't mean that you should have to stay down forever, there is always another chance.
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
    Something's wrong with my plan and I'm changing it...
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    • Profile picture of the author kimkitch
      This is my inspiration

      When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
      When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
      When the funds are low and the debts are high,
      And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
      When care is pressing you down a bit,
      Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

      Life is queer with its twists and turns,
      As every one of us sometimes learns,
      And many a failure turns about,
      When he might have won had he stuck it out;
      Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
      You may succeed with another blow.

      Often the goal is nearer than,
      It seems to a faint and faltering man,
      Often the struggler has given up,
      When he might have captured the victor's cup,
      And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
      How close he was to the golden crown.

      Success is failure turned inside out--
      The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
      And you never can tell how close you are,
      It may be near when it seems so far,
      So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
      It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.


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