FAIL = First Attempt In Learning
Yesterday I read about a Japanese proverb “Nana korobi ya oki” (literally: seven falls, eight getting up) means fall seven times and get up eight.
What a powerful proverb.
Think about it for a second.
Everyone fails. The key to success lies in your persistence to get up each time you fail.
Fred Smith, the founder of Federal Express, received a “C” on his college paper detailing his idea for a reliable overnight delivery service.
His professor at Yale told him…
“Well, Fred, the concept is interesting and well formed, but in order to earn better than a “C” grade, your ideas also have to be feasible.”
Don’t give up when people don’t believe in you. You’re only done when you give up on yourself.
“I never learned a thing from a tournament I won.” – Bobby Jones, most successful amateur golfer ever to compete at a national and international level, and founder of the Masters Tournament.