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failure

Quotes Reflections

Be “The Man in the Arena”

It’s easy to criticize others as we sit in the sidelines. It’s easy to say that we can do it better. It’s easy to be the “cold and timid souls” who judge others for actually doing while we point and talk about doing.

It’s much…

Failogue

Failogue: J.K. Rowling was the “Biggest Failure She Knew”

When J.K. Rowling was writing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, she was a single-mother, unemployed, on welfare, depressed, and even considered suicide.  And she, like many first-time authors, struggled to get Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone published. It was rejected by almost…

Education Failure

Will It Be On the Test?

“Will it be on the test?” This was my favorite question during the first two decades of my life. I was the stereotypical Asian who sat in the front of the classroom, taking notes on everything and nothing. My attentiveness was deceiving. I didn’t…

Imperfectionist Books Quotes Reflections

Success Revisited

What does success mean to you? Is your desire for success only career oriented? Are you fueled by praise from others? Do you want that gold star? That promotion? Rather than success driven by approval from others, aim for failure that leads to genuine…