Miss the Mark? Try Again!

Miss the Mark? Try Again!

Miss the Mark? Try Again!

“Failure is impossible.”—Susan B. Anthony

In honor of International Woman’s Day on March 8th, I’ve chosen a quote from Susan B. Anthony.

A simple quote but one to remember.  As individuals, most of us make our day’s work that of aiming for excellence.  With this kind of motivation, it is easy to get trapped in the mindset that there is a right way to do something and if that way becomes compromised then we’ve failed.

Nothing is farther from the truth!  Everytime we miss the mark of where we were aiming for, we learn something about how to either move the target or hit closer to the bulls eye.

So, this week with the inspiration of such a powerful mentor such as Susan B. Anthony, charge ahead and be afraid not of what failures you might cause and observant of what challenges stand before you.

Have a wonderful week!



p.s. I always am interested in what you think about these discussions. Please post your thoughts on the blog…your constructive criticism and support is appreciated!

Dr. Lynn K. Jones
, Certified Personal and Executive Coach

Your Mojo Maven

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  1. Calla Gold on March 11, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    We all miss the mark sometimes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t approach it in a different way and end up doing it successfully. Try, try again! Great quote, appropriate for a great day.

    • Dr. Lynn K. Jones on March 24, 2011 at 1:50 am

      Sometimes something even better results when we miss the mark! How many great things in history have been an outcome of those unplanned mistakes? Quite a few.

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