Turning Your Failures Into Fortune

I loved this article especially since you learn more from your “failures” than your successes.  Although Thomas Edison said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

This was a great quote from the article.  “Education Money Can’t Buy: Other takeaways from a business that’s gone bust: all that real-world market data and managerial experience that no MBA classroom can give you.”

This is the attitude we need to have during these tough times whether it is a business you had that went under or a home you bought and had to short sale or foreclose, etc.  You have to get right back up and start over knowing you won’t make the same mistakes again. 

Many spent more on many things that they should not have.  I know I did but I won’t let it happen again.  I think one of favorite quotes is from the movie Fight Club when Brad Pitt says to Edward Norton “We work jobs we hate to buy shit we don’t need.”   It’s so true.  Now we are learning the material things aren’t as important as we thought. 

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