The start of a new year offers scores of new resolutions made to help people achieve goals they’ve set. But in setting those goals, you must acknowledge the chance of failure. It’s inevitable.
Persevering is key if you’re going to succeed.
Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, was rejected by 38 publishers before it was printed.
Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfeld and Mark Victor Hansen was rejected 140 times before begin published.
Henry Ford went broke five times in failed businesses before founding The Ford Motor Company.
None would have found success if they’d stopped and didn’t give it one more shot. They didn’t know how many tries it would take. They simply refused to give up.
So, what’s your number?
There’s only one way to find out.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
― Maya Angelou