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The Race | DH Groberg

“Quit! Give up! You’re beaten!” They shout at me and plead. “There’s just too much against you now; This time you can’t succeed!” And as I start to hang my head In front of failure’s face, My downward fall is broken by The memory of a race And hope refills my weakened will As I recall that scene; For just the thought of that short race Rejuventates my being. A children’s race- young boy, young men, How I remember well. Excitement, sure! But also fear; It wasn’t hard to tell. They all lined up so full of hope Each thought to win that race. Or tie for first, or if not that, At least take second place. And fathers watched from off the side Each cheering for his son. And each boy hoped to show his dad That he would be the one. The whistle blew and off they went Young hearts and hopes afire. To win and be the hero there Was each young boy’s desire And one boy in particular Whose dad was in the crowd Was running near the lead and thought: “My dad will be so proud!” But as he speeded down the

3 Reasons Why Failure Is Good

"Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." --Winston Churchill Most adults go through life with an almost constant Fear of Failure. Which is kind of ironic actually, since learning how to fail is almost a Requirement for eventually becoming Successful. How often have any of us experienced set-backs which at the time, seem like the end of the world, but in actuality are often the stepping stones to the things we really want? Here are 3 reasons why failure can actually be a good thing ... Inspiration I know, I know, that sounds totally counterintuitive. But think about it, when you're trying something for the 3rd, 4th or even 100th time, "I intend to succeed This Time " can actually be a pretty strong motivator. Humility Let's face it, we all have times where our heads get a little to big for our own good. A small failure here and there can serve as a very useful breaking mechanism to bring us back down to earth. It's the be