Quote of the Day: George S. Patton

by Jul 11, 2017

 “The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”

-George S. Patton

For all the literature out there that says we should embrace failure, that failure is the building block upon which success is built, we still have a difficult time welcoming failure into our lives. Rather than viewing failure as defeat, Patton’s words remind us that we can and absolutely should use our failures to propel us toward our successes– use it as fuel.

If success is determined by how high you bounce after hitting rock bottom, it follows that the height of said bounce is directly correlated to how one views and channels the failure that resulted in reaching rock bottom in the first place.

Embracing and channeling your failure will result in successful future endeavors. Something went wrong? Okay, where? What happened? How can you avoid the same mistake? How can you improve for next time? Questions like these will prompt your brain to begin channeling the failure, which you can then use to springboard into success.

Today’s quote brought to you by Thoughtful Mind.

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