Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)
Reblogged this on Brinker Toastmasters and commented:
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I’ve also been taken this morning with this thought of Mandela: It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
Thanks for sharing another great Mandela quote, Mike. All the best for a Merry Christmas and a great 2014!
So True – We probably learn more, inspire more people, build better teams and learn alot about ourselves when we fail. Failure should be rewarded and embraced. But first, we probably need to stop using that specific word “failure” as there are many years of negative stigma attached to it, so much that no one even wants to say “failure”. Perhaps we should use “progressive success” or “progressive construct”. Instead, we as a society just didn’t use the term “failure” as much.
Hi Terry. Thanks for the words of wisdom. Personally, I have no problem with the word “failure”. What concerns me more is that most people are so afraid of failing that they rarely venture outside of their comfort zone and thus miss real opportunities for growth.
May he RIP.
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