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Nice Quote to remember when starting IM

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by biginch, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. biginch

    biginch Regular Member

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    "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games, 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." -- Michael Jordan...
     
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  2. typeslowly

    typeslowly Registered Member

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    Learning from failure is the only way to learn anything in life really. Think about how infants learn: explore, fail, repeat until success. The problem most people have is not learning from the failures or drawing the wrong conclusions from them.
     
  3. Jonny Quick

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    There was a period in my life when everyone around me was displeased with me. Sent me into a serious funk, They didn't like that I did this, didn't like how I did that, wished I would have done something differently, at a different time, in a different way, etc... Every single thing I did was either wrong or not good enough, and I was a complete failure.

    Then one day it hit me; Of all of these critics and backseat drivers, I was the only one that actually DID anything. None of these people ever did anything but critique whatever it was that someone else did.

    That's the day I became a Man of Action. Most people are hooting monkies, hanging from branches and grooming each other. Any kind of strenuous activity startles them, make them nervous and anxious, and they get excited and start howling and shrieking. The only way to make people around you calm and accept you is if you are like them and lay around and do nothing. Either that or, anytime you do anything at all, people are going to start wailing in hysteria. Inert people fear action, and are jealous of the results that action brings. You can either be like them, or you can DO things.

    Success comes about as a result of ACTION. Either the immediate results of effective action, or the delayed benefit of the lessons that come from failure, which can then be used in a later attempt at success through effective action. You either DO something, LEARN something or both. The only "loss" comes about as a result of doing nothing at all.
     
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    nutcracker Newbie

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    Really great post. :D
     
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  6. SweTech

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    I like this one..

    I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."

    Edison, the "inventor" of the lightbulb said that to a reporter of NY Times.

    I think it can be useful both for IM and for life itself.
     
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