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The truth is successful people have failed just as much if not more, but they get back up and try again. Unsuccessful people are the ones who refuse to get up and that’s when they are defeated. The major league baseball player with the most strikeouts totaling 1316 is the same player that set a record for five consecutive strikeouts in a World Series game. His name is Babe Ruth, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. If you step up to the plate in life – you’re going to strike out from time to time, but if you will keep stepping up to the plate eventually you’re going to hit a home run. The great military leader Napoleon Bonaparte graduated 42nd in a class of 58 at military school. In 1902, the poetry editor of Atlantic Monthly returned a stack of poems with this note, “Our magazine has no room for your vigorous verse.” The poet was Robert Frost. In 1905, the University of Bern turned down a doctoral dissertation as “irrelevant and fanciful.” The writer of that paper was Albert Einstein. In 1894 an English teacher noted on a teenager’s report card, “A conspicuous lack of success.” The student was Winston Churchill. You see the most successful people in life have failed, but they kept trying. Zig Ziglar, “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well.” George Patton, “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” (((Did you hear about the man who tried to run a symphony and did such a bad job they decided to electrocute him? But they couldn’t, he was such a poor conductor.)))

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