To those of you who have just endured a career adversity, join the crowd--and by the way, it's a very distinguished successful crowd.

Many members of the Fortune 500 Club could easily earn membership in the Misfortune 500 Club. Successful people are not people who never fail; they are people who know how to fail well. They have learned to use the leverage of a failure to push themselves up higher.

Read about how to bounce back from a setback or layoff.
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Elbert Hubbard, the author of “A Message to Garcia”, wrote one of the best essays on personal responsibility ever written. He has some great things to say about facing your fears.

“The greatest mistake you can make is continually fearing that you will make one.”


Read that again...
Those 14 words are powerful!

8 comments:

positively present said...

Those 14 words ARE powerful. I am writing them down now and I am going to remember them. Thank you for this!

April 30, 2009 at 12:26 PM
Christine said...

Hello Positively present :) Hope your having a fabulous week!

You're most welcome! I as well...wrote them down...good reminder for us :)

I *love* ...
"Life isn't about finding yourself...Life is about CREATING yourself" - That is Brilliant!!

Cheers & Hugs!

April 30, 2009 at 2:04 PM
AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

It' exciting to know not only that you can do anything you put your mind to but also that you can be any kind of person you want to be.

April 30, 2009 at 3:10 PM
Butternut Squash said...

You gleem with positivity. I love the encouraging quotes you find. Peace.

April 30, 2009 at 6:34 PM
Christine said...

AlpHa Buttonpusher ...GREAT TO SEE YA! Hope this finds you well and joyful :)

Pretty POWERFUL stuff my friend!

Have a grand week-end.
Cheers & Hugs!

May 1, 2009 at 10:29 AM
Christine said...

Butternut Squash, you bring me unexpected moments of Happiness. Gratitude preserves old friendships, and procures new.

“We cannot tell the exact moment a friendship is formed; as in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses, there is at last one that makes the heart run over.”

Thank you for your drops of kindness!

Cheers & Hugs!

May 1, 2009 at 10:36 AM
Spice said...

I LOVE it. I am writing those words down and keeping them on my mirror! Thank you!

May 1, 2009 at 10:38 AM
Jade Meng said...

"Many members of the Fortune 500 Club could easily earn membership in the Misfortune 500 Club." Agree. People can be stressed to a higher level and forced to win. Adversity is the best lesson.

May 2, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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