Thanks for sharing these important insights, Katyan Roach. You make many good points with which I agree. Put simply, failure and rejection should be viewed as stepping stones to success. Therefore, each attempt that falls short means the person is only climbing higher to ultimately achieving a goal — because part of success is knowing what doesn’t work. Ask any successful inventor about all the failed attempts and work that fisrt went into a breakthrough invention. The irony here is that once an individual achieves big success, people tend to forget about the failed attempts along the way. Perhaps you’ve heard the quip: Those who never fall never climb. How true. Again, awesome post, Katyan!

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