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Thank you for making the past two years amazing.
Tomorrow marks the two year anniversary of me starting this blog. I realize that most of you reading this haven’t been here that long. One of my favorite parts of doing this is welcoming new members to the community every day.
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Every year, I revisit my inaugural post, entitled Beginnings (Or…The Declarations of a Failure). It’s an important exercise for me to look back to how it all began and to reconsider my original thoughts. After all, our greatest lessons in life come from studying our past.
Two years ago tomorrow, I launched my blog for that very reason. To learn from my own past and to share my life, my failures, my successes, my heartaches, and triumphs with others. They are all a part of my learning.
I originally declared, as you will read below, that “I am a failure.” I didn’t mean it in a “poor me” way, but rather an “I’m okay with that” way. However, I’ve since learned that my declaration that “I am a failure,” was misguided. It was wrong.
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Failure has been defined as the path of least persistence.
Success, then, will always be the path of most resistance.
There will always be pain. There will always be fear. There will always be obstacles and naysayers.
And there will always, always, always be hope.
The story of Lincoln
Many of us know the general story of Abraham Lincoln, the poster child for persistence. He had nearly everything go against him and yet, by all accounts, he left a nearly unmatched legacy.
There are two critical components to failing well.
First, it can’t be fatal.
Second, you must learn from it.
If you follow these two guidelines, future failures will rock your world in positive ways.
There is only one type of failure that you should make every effort to avoid: fatal failure.
Of course, this literally includes life and death, but it also applies to anything that could kill your dream, your business, or tear apart relationships.