I was going through loose papers on my desk today and ran into this poem. I’m glad I did because IMO it’s true.
Don’t be afraid to Fail
You’ve failed many times,
Although you may not remember.
You fell down the first time
You tried to walk.
You almost drowned the first time
You tried to swim, didn’t you?
Did you hit the ball the first time
You swung a bat?
Heavy hitters, the ones who hit the
Most home runs,
Also strike out a lot.
R.H. Macy failed seven times
Before his store in New York caught on.
English novelist John Creasey got
753 rejection slips before he published
Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times,
But he also hit 714 home runs.
Don’t worry about failure.
Worry about the chances you miss
When you don’t even try.
A message as published in the Wall Street Journal
By United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, CT