Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mea Culpa

"Success covers a multitude of blunders." -- Bernard Shaw

Have you ever read a story in Time or Fortune magazine about a business that is successful?  Of course you have.  But what we don't hear or read about as often are the countless mistakes those businesses made before they were successful. 

If a person or company rises to fame and fortune, everyone gets on the bandwagon to talk about them.  And if they suffer a devastating downfall after success, that is even better.  But what is truly fascinating is how often the failures of your past get almost completely forgotten if you find yourself on top.

With few exceptions, our society can be very forgiving of past blunders, when like a phoenix you rise from the ashes of failure to have the last laugh and revenge of success.  Unless there was some malicious intent on your part, we tend to root for the under dog.

So, I say all of this to say....If you are not where you would like to be now; if you are making your multitude of blunders, persevere and be secure in the knowledge that once you attain your success, your past mistakes will be forgotten and erased....except on the Internet.

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