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Chapter 7: Failure Is the Way Forward

Improvement at anything is based on thousands of tiny failures, and the magnitude of your success is based on how many times you’ve failed at something.

Every failure you experience is an opportunity to learn something new so that you do not make the same mistakes again. When we avoid failure, we tend to stick to what we are already good at. This limits our opportunities to improve our skills and become better. Remember, every successful person has failed before succeeding - failure is a normal and important part of the process.

Overcoming failure is not easy, for it takes a lot to get back up off the ground and try again. However, once you do something, anything, about the problem you have, you will find the motivation to do more. For example, if you are experiencing writer’s block, sit down and write two hundred words, about anything, every day.. Before you know it, you will have pages and pages of ideas and topics to work from.

Remember, the first step is the hardest - it only gets easier after that.

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