The Barefoot and Pregnant Guide To Failure (Success)


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Adversity introduces a man to himself.


I don't believe in failure, and frankly, if you're going to succeed on the net, you shouldn't either. Yet it's an established fact more businesses fail than succeed, in fact, the average entrepreneur fails at 3.8 businesses before he or she finds one that works, points out Dr. John C. Maxwell, an ordained minister with 23 books to his credit.

And I'm not talking about the rise and fall of the dot com industry, I'm talking about us, the thread that weaves the web, the little guys (or gals :) who struggle for success, then finding an obstacle, often walk away with their tails dragging and head hanging.

Don't do it, hold your head high, keep your eye on the stars and never look back. Not even for a moment, unless it's to watch your competition fading in the dust.

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things.

When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Author: Norman Vincent Peale

Scant years ago reducing words or sounds to a data stream and blasting them into the ether of cyber space was reserved for Sci-Fi. Now it's woven into the fabric of our society with e-mail, flash, dynamic content and more. However, like any marriage there are good and bad days. Today was a good day. Fumbling with my paper, sipping tea, and postponing an overdue assignment, I heard the familiar voice of my mail client beckon “You've Got Mail” was the message. “And it's probably spam", my thought. Grudgingly (not really, I love it) I took a last slurp, and then headed toward my morning. I was pleasantly surprised.

I do not know the origin of these thoughts; I do know they speak to my heart concerning failure, or rather, how we should cast it off like water from a duck's back.

  • At 22-years old he had his first business failure.

  • That same year he ran for the legislature and was defeated.

  • The following year, he failed in business again.

  • Three years later he suffered a nervous breakdown.

  • Two years after this he lost in an effort to become Speaker of the House in the State Legislature.

  • Five years later, he ran for Congress and lost.

  • Three years later he won his election to Congress, only to lose his re-election bid two years later.

  • Six years later he ran for the Senate and lost.

  • Two years later he ran for the Vice-presidential nomination, and lost that too.

  • In 1860, he became the 16th President of the United States.
  • The man - Abraham Lincoln

    I'd seen that story before, and perhaps you have also, no matter, it's timeless. It speaks simply but with profound wisdom. We must not give up when we fail, we must learn from the experience. And with that experience push forward, to the next project, to the next adventure, to life.

    Hidden or disguised amongst the ruins of failure are the seeds of future success and I can quote from experience, it's worth the look. Although this is not a debating ground for anything religious, there is truth in the biblical quote. “… I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. "

    You'll find mountains, obstacles, barriers to success in life, that's a given. What we do with them is our choice. Choose to awaken the seed of greatness that dwells within us all; waiting, yearning, striving to grow and flourish. Use the knowledge you've gained from failure, to water and nurture the seeds of success. Go forward and know that if your growth comes from adversity, you are in good company.

    The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. -King Solomon Proverbs 13:19

    June is a professional writer and internet marketer. Her background is comedy and she always trys to include that in her articles. June's site was created to help you achieve health, wealth and happiness. “I don't believe one can or should exist without the other, not if you want to truly live your life to the fullest". June also contributed to. . . Mind Mastery a fascinating journey designed to awaken your true potential. She also writes for


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