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John Burroughs: Failing vs Failure

What I learned from John Burroughs about Failing vs Failure
John Burroughs: Failing vs Failure

Welcome to Make Daily! This email contains an idea, reflection, and a simple action you can take on your work today.

Idea 💡

"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else." — John Burroughs

Reflection 🤔

If you are trying anything new, failure is inevitable.

It’s incredibly uncomfortable while you’re in it... You want to wiggle and work your way out like an itchy sweater. In your manic search for relief, it's tempting to start looking for scapegoats to blame for your circumstance.

But the truth is that taking ownership of your failure is the only way to overcome it.

Stop moving around. Take a deep breath. Own it. Move forward.

Action ✅

You are not a failure if you fail. You are a human being. Take ownership of it and go find a fresh solution today.

About the creator 👤

John Burroughs was an American naturalist and nature essayist, active in the conservation movement in the United States.

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