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Motivational And Inspirational Quotes Newletter
November - 2010 

Motivational And Inspirational Quotes

Sometimes during my motivational talks, audience members would ask me either during the question period or in private during the book signings, on how one could cope with fear of failure.  They are afraid of making mistakes that result in never starting work on important goals.  So it's time to bring out one of the neatest motivational and inspirational quotes.

James Joyce once said, “Mistakes are the portals to discovery”.

This is a great quote because it implies that mistakes help you discover solutions on how you can become better at something. 

Did you know that basketball great Michael Jordan actually got cut from his high school basketball team?  He was so humiliated that he decided to train extra hard and work on the skills that he needed to improve on.  The end result of course is basketball history.

In my own competitive career in martial arts, I’ve won world titles, numerous first places finishes but also quite a few last places finishes in my division as well.  I’ve placed everything in between. 

One of the things I can say from my long competitive career is that it was during the times when I didn’t win first place I actually learned the most.  It’s whenever I made mistakes in competition that cost me a first place championship, I was motivated to go home and really work on the things that I needed in order to get better. 

The end result was that I did become a better martial arts competitor because of this extra work and focus that I might not have otherwise done if I didn’t lose.  So the failures of winning actually made me better.

Failure doesn’t have to be a bad word.  Instead, it can be opportunities to make you better if you learn from your mistakes.  Revisit any goals that you may have put aside because you were afraid of failing.  Then approach mistakes as all part of the process.  There is no need to be afraid of failure.

By the time you get this, I will be on my way down to Havana to speak at an international conference as well as to do some scuba diving.  I also hope to be increasing my diversity exposure by interacting with some local Cubans while I’m down there.  After all, it’s more exciting than sticking with tourists all the time!

Because of the language differences, I’m sure that I’m going to be making some cultural mistakes down there but it’s all in the name of personal development so I’m not too worried.  In fact, it’s going to be a blast and I hope to get some video footage down there for future Motivational WebTV episodes.

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