Winston Churchill defined success as going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
I don’t know that I have NO loss of enthusiasm, but my optimistic nature definitely helps in reducing the amount of loss I have from each failure. And another famous quote says there is no failure except in no longer trying (Chris Bradford). And sometimes you have to try many times in order to succeed. Sometimes the success looks different from how you first imagined it. But the success is there, if you try long enough, hard enough, and often enough. You can do the thing!
Winston Churchill also said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” That courage takes many forms. for me, it is momentum. It took me seven years to finish my Bachelors degree. I was working full time during the day, took classes at night. I had no social life. I struggled to pay for my broken car to get me to class and to work each day. I worked two different 30 hour jobs one semester, while taking 19 credits in college. I dropped out at one point, switched majors, switched colleges, but still, in the end, finished with a double major. I just kept pushing and pushing and pushing until I achieved my goal.
What are your greatest successes?
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