Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Temporary Detours and Delays

Denis Waitley, speaker and author, once said, "Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."

Last night I spent some time with two sales professionals, old acquaintances of mine, in an attempt to get them to have a look at something which has so excited me that I wanted to share it. Neither was in the least receptive.

Well, chalk up another one in what should be classed as "failure". And for a part of the evening it felt that way. However, as our conversation turned to other things, I soon overcame my negative thoughts and feelings. We caught up on "old times", discussed and compared some of our favourite things, and generally had a great time together.

Delay? Absolutely!
Temporary detour? Sure seems that way.
Failure... NOT!


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