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The bright side of failure

I believe I should continue a lifelong habit well into my 70s: failure.

Failure has been my pathway to success and happiness over my many years. As a kid, I failed at being the starting quarterback. Several girls I wished to date, politely informed me of their lack of interest. A few years later, The University of Illinois requested that I discontinue the pursuit of my Accounting Degree. Over the decades, I started nearly a dozen corporations. A number of them went upside down in a hurry.

In all of these cases, I came out the other side a wiser and stronger person. I learned to accept failure with gusto, because I realized success was one step closer.

Here is one of my most recent failures:

After two years, I finally gave up writing my book on aging gracefully. In the failed process, I learned that aging isn’t always graceful, and now I’m joyously Aging on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Author: Don Kuhl

Don Kuhl is founder of The Change Companies® and Train for Change Inc.® He has authored hundreds of Journals that have assisted over 10 million people in making positive life changes. While Don was aging (think of a side of beef at a fine restaurant), he managed motel properties, started several sports publications, worked in college and health care administrations and started about a dozen corporations. Some of them failed miserably, a few flourished.