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“It's how you deal with failure that determines your success.” ~ Rick Beneteau
Behind every success is a succession of failures. It's inevitable because failures and mistakes present the ideal learning process... not just theoretical but real-world practical, with a thump and a bump to make sure it hits home!
“I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” ~ Bill Cosby
How often do you strive to keep everyone happy? How often do you end up feeling resentful and tired, as if everyone's needs and desires matter apart from yours? It's possible to spread yourself so far and wide so that nothing's left for you. Instead, try making your needs known, first and most importantly to yourself. Put those needs first and then you will be far more empowered to be of service to others.
“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi
It's easy to be discouraged by failures and even to consider them inevitable. What one needs to remember is that success is indeed usually preceded by failures along the way, as those are the learning experiences that enable the breakthroughs, but if you quit you don't get to find that out.
“Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” ~ Jimmy Valvano
Look at how far you've come rather than on how far you have left to go. As inventor Thomas Edison remarked: "I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."
“Do not sabotage your new relationship with your last relationship's poison.” ~ Steve Maraboli
So easy to be hung up about past failures, fears the same thing may happen again, or with regrets and acquired prejudices, and the list goes on. But really, it all starts from now, the past doesn't matter one jot and you're looking at someone who is completely unique. Give them - and yourself - a chance.
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Overcoming Rejection: How to Turn Failure Into Success ~ by Richard Fenton

Whether we define ourselves as salespeople or not, we are all engaged in the sales process. We all must overcome fears of failure and rejection to be successful and achieve what we want. Here are my top five secrets to help you turn failure into success immediately... Continues

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