Persistant, Enthusiasm, Failure, Wrong, Perseverance

Posted on June 20, 2008


Edward de Bono:
“It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.”

Dr. David M. Burns
“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.”

So it’s good to be wrong πŸ™‚ being wrong is not bad! People who are wrong are the ones with ideas that leads to corrections and changes πŸ˜‰

Thomas Alva Edison:
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Benjamin Franklin quotes (American Statesman, Scientist, Philosopher, Printer, Writer and Inventor. 17061790)
“I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong”

Now, isn’t that creative? NOw i love being wrong πŸ˜€

George Bernard Shaw:
My reputation grows with every failure.

I think my reputation will crumble if i do so, unless i become amazingly successful!!

Theodore Roosevelt: From a speech given in Paris at the Sorbonne in 1910
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Helen Hayes (1900 – 1993)
“My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that ‘achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.”

Winston Churchill quotes (British Orator, Author and Prime Minister during World War II. 18741965)
“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Calvin Coolidge Persistence Quote:
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Robert Louis Stevenson Not Giving Up Quote:
“Saints are sinners who kept on going.”
Louis Pasteur Tenacity Quote:”Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. “

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Perseverance Poem from an Unknown Author:
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.”

Albert Einstein Quote on Persistence:
“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. ”

Albert Einstein:
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

Albert Einstein, three rules of work
1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
2. From discord, find harmony.
3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity

Einstein maybe a little quirky and weird in hair or style fashion sense, despite that and the genius he is, he simply does have a way with words!