Barack Obama

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; … [ Read more ]

Jack Lemmon

Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is fear of failure.

Herman Melville

He who have never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great. Failure is the true test of greatness. And if it be said, that continual success is a proof that a man wisely knows his powers — it is only to be added, that, in that case, he knows them to be small.

Albert Einstein

It’s not that I am so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

Richard M. Devos

If I had select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down 70 times and get off the floor saying, ‘Here comes number 71!

Bennis Revisited

Bruce Lynn expresses disappointment with On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis as falling into the trap of equating ‘Managers” as ‘Weak Leaders’ or ‘Not Quite Leaders’.