Why I Succeed

I failed at advanced physics
I failed at designing a better airplane wing in high school
I failed at art class (wtf?)
I failed at trying to be popular in high school
I failed at staying out of trouble
I failed at trying stay off the streets and homeless
I failed at not breaking my parents’ hearts

I failed at staying in college
I failed at keeping those jobs in restaurants washing dishes
I failed at keeping those jobs in coffee shops serving coffee
I failed at keeping that job at Foot Locker that I loved
I failed at keeping that job at the insurance company that I hated
I failed at not settling down like I said would
I failed at running my first computer parts company
I failed at creating my first web site
I failed at launching my first online service
I failed at properly managing my finances when I bought the company I worked for
I failed at staying in my marriage
I failed at developing my all-in-one order tracking system
I failed at getting my cloud-based automated delta backup software launched
I failed at sustaining a VOIP and Internet service company I bought
I failed at staying focused
I failed at staying single after my divorce
I failed at not falling in love again like I promised myself
I failed at staying still
I failed at giving up

I will not sacrifice my failures on the altar of great accomplishment.

That is why I succeed.

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