Monday, October 19, 2009

How to Fail.

This post is one that is not related to my internship but one I felt important to write. My lovely grandmother, Meemaw, sent me a card and a newspaper clipping the other day. The newspaper article was one that I felt everyone should read. It simply stated: How to Fail.

"You will fail if you are inconsiderate of others. So many people think the world was created just for them, and they disregard the feelings of others. We must share the space on this planet with each other.

You will fail if you think anybody owes you anything because of your education. The only ones who are owed anything are those whose victories and defeats paved the way for all the opportunities available to you now. Among those might be your grandparents and great grandparents now living in nursing homes.

You will fail if you start your business life looking for a job that suits you. You must suit the job. Applying for any kind of work in a T-shirt and jeans will further enhance your chance for failure.

You will fail if you climb a corporate ladder by stepping on people. As the saying goes, “You will meet the same people when you are on your way down.”You will fail if you are intolerant of individuals with strange-sounding names and different-couloured skin. Remember, you are just as different to them.

You will fail if you do not try to right a wrong whenever possible. You will fail if you see abuse and do not speak out against it. You will fail if you see corruption and do not fight it. You will fail if you suffer bad politicians and yet do not vote.

You will experience the biggest failure of all if you believe the romantic notion that “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”. Anyone who has lived long enough to retire will tell you that love means just the opposite. Love means being able to say you are sorry and mean it."

This article was written by James Jackowski. You can read the entire article at

This article is SO true and has many life lessons attached. Hope you enjoyed this post...more about the last days of my internship are coming your way!!

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