Recipe for Failure

From Seth Godin:

News flash: almost every time, the sure-fire recipe for success is actually a sure-fire recipe for disappointment. Almost every time, the products and services that succeed wildly are the ones that everyone expected would fail.

From me: Take a chance on failing. It might be the biggest success you’ve ever experienced. After a particularly bad day and very nasty mis-step that resulted in me bringing an entire company’s email system down, a very good friend said to me “Don’t worry about it. Those who don’t take chances never mess anything up. They never do anything.”

Moral of the story, the biggest successes stem from those who take extraordinary chances.


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