Failure, Success and Neither

This is a post from Seth Godin’s blog, http://sethgodin.typepad.com/. Seth has written many business marketing books, articles and a daily blog. This post could apply to your business, career or your athletes work ethic.

Failure, success and neither

The math is magical: you can pile up lots of failures and still keep rolling, but you only need one juicy success to build a career.

The killer is the category called ‘neither’. If you spend your days avoiding failure by doing not much worth criticizing, you’ll never have a shot at success. Avoiding the thing that’s easy to survive keeps you from encountering the very thing you’re after.

And yet we market and work and connect and create as if just one failure might be the end of us.

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