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Since the year is coming to an end and all, and it’s really pertinent to reflect on the passing year, I’ve decided to deter from the norm of writing New year resolutions which I promptly forget two weeks into the new year, and write a compilation of nine (9) quotes that relate to all the valuable lessons I’ve learned this year from the really really REALLY stupid mistakes I made through 2012. So here goes:


1: Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison.

2: A person who has a dream knows what he is willing to give up in order to go up.
John .C. Maxwell

3: While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
Henry C. Link

4: The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Bob Marley

5: It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Elliot

6: Your attitude toward failure determines your altitude after failure.
John C. Maxwell

7: Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.
Robert Louis Stevenson

8: It’s not personal, it’s business.
Donald Trump

9: Empty pockets never held anyone back, only empty heads and hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale

Those were the words that gave me and still give me comfort and inspiration after all mistakes had been made. I hope you can learn from them too and instead of making another list of ‘To dos’, Make a list of ‘Not To Do’. Afterall John C. Meyer in his book ‘Failing Forward’ wrote
‘Mistakes become failures when we continually respond to them incorrectly’.

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