Several years ago I came across a great ad featuring the following quote from Ferdinand Porche:
IF ONE DOES NOT FAIL AT TIMES THEN ONE HAS NOT CHALLENGED HIMSELF.
The copy that followed was even more compelling:
Anyone who claims to have never failed has likely never accomplished anything interesting. If you are exploring new ground, attempting the untried, the odds dictate you will not always succeed immediately.
This is not to say that failure is acceptable; winning indicates that we have reached a goal, and arrived at our intended destination.
However, having achieved that, we move on!
With that in mind . . .
- Challenge yourself. Better you then someone else.
- Try something new. Take the “un” out of “untried”.
- Adopt a new interest. Become that ‘interesting person’ that others meet today.
Whatever it is you are trying to accomplish or wherever you are headed may the journey be as rewarding as the destination.
We’re never promised another day, so let’s make the ones we get count.