My friend Richard Carrion, the CEO of Puerto Rico’s top bank, once shared a line with me that I’ll never forget: “Robin, nothing fails like success.
When life gets rough, never think you have failed… allow your self a quality of emotion and introspection. It is called turning inwards. When you observe and examine your mental and emotional state, from your inner core of self – you then can put things in to perspective. Don’t allow your futile attempts to want to change your outer world, take a detour, and instead, change the only thing that you have the power to – your inner world. And remember: There is no such thing as failure-only learning opportunities.
Sometimes I do face failures, but I don’t like failures.
Empty complaints are the sources of everyday failure, but not the problem being complained about. Problems are solvable; but not with complaints. A complainer is just an explainer of problems!
If I get up just one less time than the number of times I’ve been knocked down, I have done one of the most devastating things possible; I have halted my life at that very spot.
The person who does not plan his life is basically planning to fail.
In order to achieve anything,you must be brave enough to fail.
If I look closely, my failures are less about my inadequacies and more about the fact that I channel my abilities into the wrong places.
When you have nothing to show up for having lived for many decades, you are likely to borrow other people’s credibility which won’t fit! Live like you!
If you fail, don’ quit.
Try again, and again but with much enthusiasm and continuous effort.
You will soon master the art and skills needed to succeed.