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IT Voice February 2016 Edition

Real Failure and the Secret of Success

There is a small story of a young reporter who was commissioned to interview an old and successful businessman. “Sir,” he asked politely, “What has been the secret of your success?”


The older man leaned back on his leather swivel chair, behind his shining mahogany desk, and replied, “Two words: Right Decisions.”  The reporter wrote it down. Then he asked another question. “And how do you learn how to make right decisions, sir?” he asked.


The successful business man leaned back further and replied, “One word: Experience.” The reporter wrote this down, too, and then asked, “Well, sir, how do you acquire experience?”


The older man leaned forward over his desk and whispered conspiratorially, “Two words: Wrong Decisions!” That’s mean the only real failure is failing to learn from failure. Don’t think about the failure he has the next step of Success.


What will you do you will get in your life back , a little boy, who in a fit of anger shouted to his mother that he hated her. Then, he perhaps fearing punishment, he ran out of the house to the hillside and shouted in to the valley, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you.

Back from the valley came the echo, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you.

Somewhat startled, the little boy ran back into the house and told his mother there was a mean little boy in the valley saying he hated him. His mother took him back to the hillside and told him to shout, I love you, I love you. The little boy did as his mother said and this time he discovered there was a nice little boy in the valley saying, I love, I love you.

Life is an echo. What you send out – comes back. What you sow – you reap. What you give – you get. What you see in others – exists in you. Regardless of who you are or what you do, if you are looking for the best way to reap the most reward in all areas of life, you should look for the good in every person and in every situation and adopt the golden rule as a way of life.


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