Sunday, October 2, 2011

Perseverance is Failing Nineteen Times and Succeeding on the Twentieth

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding on the twentieth ~ Julie Andrews

In the last week, my Facebook feed has been "littered" with funny little pictures. Back in the 90s, I received these in emails and just deleted them. On Facebook, it seems I can only remove all pictures or all posts from the friends posting them or hiding each post individually (if you know a different method, please leave your comment below to educate me).

Even though I mentioned I usually delete this kind of email, there is one picture that has caught my attention. Wouldn't it be my luck I cannot find it right now to post on here, so bear with me. On the left side of the picture is a perfect arrow rising at a perfect forty-five degree angle. The caption under this line is, "Most people's definition of success." On the right side if the picture is an arrow that is a seriously squiggly line that eventually rises ton the top right corner of the picture. The caption under this arrow is something like, "the real path to success."

This is a great illustration of Julie Andrews' quote. I might amend it a bit and say perseverance is failing a million times and getting it right on the millionth and first.

So whatever success journey you're on, keep at it. Success is rarely a straight and easy path to follow.

Have a great week everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't agree with you more!
    What helps on the journey are people who support you and give you advice.
    Honest people, not those who only seek to earn favor with you!