Quite often that dragon of failure is really chasing you off the wrong road and on to the right one

excerpts from Paul Tudor Jones’ 2009 commencement speech on failure:

“My shame turned into anger. I was angry at myself. But I knew I was not a failure, and I swore that I was going to prove to myself that I could be a success. Failure will give you a tattoo that will stay with you your whole life, and sometimes it’s a really good thing. … Shame can be a lifetime companion for which you better prepare yourself. Now, there are two types of failure you will experience in life. The first type is what I just described and comes from things you can control. That is the worst kind. But there is another form of failure that will be equally devastating to you, and that is the kind beyond your control. … Some things happen to you that at the time will make you feel like the world is coming to an end, but in actuality,there is a very good reason for it. You just can’t see it and don’t know it. When one door closes, another will open, but standing in that hallway can be hell. You just have to persevere. Quite often that dragon of failure is really chasing you off the wrong road and on to the right one.”

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