Recently, I wrote about how important results are. I’d like to expand on that thought a little further,  because it’s incredibly important to success – in life, and in business.

We live in a society made up of billions of people interacting all the time. With so much going on, it can be difficult to track back responsibility for successes and failures. When things go wrong, people naturally make excuses and try to shift the blame. On the one hand, you can’t really blame them, and things genuinely do occur that are outside of personal control.

However, even the best excuses aren’t going to get the job done. And that’s what really counts. If you want to make something happen, you’re going to run up against failures and obstacles. That’s the nature of life, and human beings are not perfect nor should they be expected to be. Own up to setbacks, learn from them, and then keep at it. Perceived obstacles crumble against persistent desire.

Maybe it’s a little cliche, but the reason people say “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is because that is the single biggest determinant of eventual success. You will have failures. Everyone does. Even Warren Buffett and Bill Gates lose some rounds. Learn, move on, and try again until you make it happen.

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