Only Those Who Dare To Fail Greatly Can Ever Achieve Greatly

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
― Robert F. Kennedy

“If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.”
― Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”
― Winston S. Churchill

“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.”
― Robert Michaels

“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens”
― Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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Success Is Not How High You Have Climbed

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
― Coco Chanel, Believing in Ourselves: The Wisdom of Women

“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”
― Bob Dylan

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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You Are Never Too Young Or Too Old For Success

“No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages
1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind

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TOP 10

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”
― Coco Chanel

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”
― Abraham Lincoln

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
― Steve Maraboli

“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand”
― Hayley Williams

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
― Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the Country, by Dr. Goldsmith

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ”
― Walt Disney Company

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. ”
― Mark Twain

“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

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98 And ¾ Percent Guaranteed Success

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”
― W.P. Kinsella

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
― Truman Capote

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”
― Bette Midler

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
― Steve Maraboli

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
― Salvador Dalí

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston S. Churchill

“If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut”
― Albert Einstein

“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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Quotes From Successful People

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.”
― Bessie Anderson Stanley, More Heart Throbs Volume Two in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People And by them contributed as a Supplement to the original $10,000 Prize Book HEART THROBS

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The Weakness Factor

While there is no end to the amount of preparation you can do for an interview, it always pays to deal with some of the common interview questions which tend to be a regular feature. Although there is no specific rulebook which states that you must do as we direct, having these tips can definitely turn out to be very useful.

The one question which we are going to focus on today has to be the one dealing with weakness. If you have quite a lot of experience with interviews, it is likely that you must have been questioned as to what are your weaknesses. Now, be honest and tell how well you have answered it.

This is one of the tricky questions which many applicants fail to answer properly. Let us see the ideal way of tackling it.

Why does the interviewer ask this question?

You should always try and find out the main aim of the interviewer when asking this question. If you can sense his motive, you can frame your answer in such a way that you will be able to impress your interviewer.

Let us see the possible reasons.

  • He really wants to know what your weakness is.
  • He wants to judge your honesty
  • He wants to analyze how critical you are of your own abilities
  • He wants to put you under stress and see how you behave
  • He asks this because it is another common question

Now, regardless of what his motive is behind asking this question, you can be sure that he is actually looking to judge you. So, you need to come up with an answer which is convincing, true and at the same time something which can be worked upon.

Suppose you are applying for the job of a programmer and you end up saying coding is my weakness or even Java is my weakness. This will definitely be a major setback for your interview. Why would someone hire a programmer who hates coding? Granted, there are a lot of programmers working in some of the biggest MNCs who are terrible at coding, but then again, this is not the right thing to state as a weakness.

So, how to be honest?

The key here is to list such weakness which doesn’t turn out to be a major requisite for the job you are applying to. For example, for the job profile of a programmer, you can say something along the lines of, ‘Working with decision loop is one of my weaknesses.”

Try and be specific and try to list minor weaknesses which can either be ignored or improvised. This way you will be able to stick to honesty and yet not hurt your selection chances. Also, one of the weaknesses can be neutral too like too much liking for food.

One of the key things we need to add here is that do not make the mistake of disguising strength as a weakness. Those days of trying this old formula are not going to work anymore. The interviewers are aware of those tricks too.

Telling things like “I am a workaholic and tend to prioritize my work over meeting with friends” is never a good idea. First of all, it can be used against you and secondly, your interviewer isn’t a fool and he will definitely realize that you are bluffing. Do you really want yourself to be stuck in such a situation?

So, now that you have these tips, you can decide the right ways of answering this question. Sometimes, all it takes is one right answer which can make all the difference. Remember, during the interview, you cannot afford to be negligent and you should pay heed to every single question. You never know which answer may be analyzed meticulously to decide whether or not to select you.

As the stakes are really high, you have to be sure that you are giving your best. Do not be afraid of talking about your weakness, after all, no one is expected to know everything. It is okay to have some weakness, but it is not okay to not know what they are.

You can check out the expert methods of dealing with this question by checking out the post at The Career Mastery.

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