You Have to Fail Your Way to Success!

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Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator

Most of you have heard of Babe Ruth, haven’t you?

Babe Ruth was the “Home run King” of baseball during the “Roaring Twenties!” He looked like he was having a lot of fun hitting home runs on those old black and white film clips?

However, what many of you may not realize is that Babe Ruth was also the strikeout king too! He struck out twice as much as the average ball player. I bet many of you didn’t know that, huh?

Why don’t more of us know about Babe Ruth’s strike outs and failures?

We don’t know more about Babe Ruth’s strike outs and failures because nobody cares about his failures. We tend not to judge people on how many times they fail, but rather on how many times they succeed! People tend to forget the hundreds of times or even thousands of times you failed after just one big success.

In reality, most people only pay attention and care about your successes. So step up to bat, and swing away, slugger! Who knows what you might hit. You might even hit a home run and all your past failures will be swatted away.

So if what I’m telling you is true, which it is, then all you have to do is to have the courage to step up to the batter’s box, swing away at life and fail your way to success!

This is the point when you should be asking me how to start?

Well, start with remembering this mantra: I am not judged by how many times I fail, but only by how many times I succeed, and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.

There you have it! Just live your life by this above mantra and success will be simple.

Now get out there and slug away, slugger!

And share with me how you’re going to fail your way to success!


Thanks for your time,

Daniel Blanchard

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