Failing forward: The foundation for success

No one likes to fail. Absolutely, no one! At first blush, failure may seem like a ton of wasted time, energy and material resources in engagements that yield no value whatsoever. People also tend to perceive failure as a result of character deficits, feeble efforts, unreasonable goals, poor planning and execution, or sheer bad luck. While it is true that these factors are plausible causes and effects of failure; not many people, however, see failure as stepping stones or opportunities for growth.

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The world is your oyster – Persistence is the key

Oysters are rough-shelled bivalve molluscs that inhabit the sea. In any given oyster, there is a chance, but no guarantee, that a pearl - an object of great value lies within. A tender touch will not open an oyster. To open an oyster, you have to pry it open with a knife exacted with sufficient pressure at its canal. And although not all oysters contain pearls, because there's a chance of a huge payoff inside, the effort is always worthwhile. So it is with life. Out in the big…

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