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Your Favorite Teacher

b2ap3_thumbnail_j0439536Remember that person…female or male…it didn’t matter?  S/he had this innate ability to touch your soul and lift your confidence.  Her or his manner of helping you understand the wonders of the world and life, in general, had a way of torching your excitement to learn more.  Remember that person?

Well, s/he may be long gone but their impact on you lives on.  However, we all lose acuity and momentum over time.  The key to great achievements is constant searching for new answers and applying that new information.

Logic would suggest, then, that we must constantly be working with a current, favorite teacher.  Here’s the twist, though.  With maturity, the need for a person to be that favorite teacher may not be as important.  In fact, that “favorite teacher” for most, if handled appropriately, is an event or series of events over our lives.  The event?  In a word, failure.

Think about each of your failures in the same way the late and great motivator, Zig Ziglar, thought about the concept.  “Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.”

I know it may not be your favorite thing to fail.  But, with the right attitude about it, sown within the seeds of every failure is your “giant beanstalk” to success.  Grow with it!

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