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Is Failure the End of Everything?


"The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose." --John McEnroe

Much as we would like, not everything is going to go our way. Even if we prepare for what we hope is every eventuality, things will, and do, go wrong. It is how we react to those situations that is important, not necessarily the situations themselves. Are you going to collapse in a heap and wish everyone and everything would go away? Are you going to pretend that nothing has happened? What else is there to do?

It's time to decide that there is no such thing as failure, just the opportunity to learn from the experience and move forward.

How about taking what was considered to be a failure, seeing what needs to be changed, improved etc, so that it does not recur, and go on from there.

Decide not to repeat the same mistakes and face the next challenge with your head held high.

By making those mistakes, and learning from them, you will grow and accomplish more. Learn what doesn't work and query why it didn't work and take the opportunity to try a new approach.

Examine everything and formulate plan B, C or Z - until it does work.

Take responsibility. Find a solution.

Your own failure would be if you didn't make the decision to learn and move on - to success.

Kate Harper is based in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Check out her website http://www.harpercoaching.com

She works with people who are fed up with moaning about their lives and have decided to do something about it. If that is you, please see her website. She is happy to work with people from any part of the world.

"The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult." Madame Marie du Deffand

Take your first step today and contact Kate.


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U.S. News & World Report

Motivation key factor in bowl games
ABC News
With the first five games, though, set for Saturday -- it starts at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN as Nevada and Louisiana-Lafayette meet in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl -- you'll struggle to find a coach or player willing to admit that motivation is a concern.
Bowl Pick 'em Against the Spread Part 1Las Vegas Sun (blog)

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Washington Times

Dolphins, Vikings searching for motivation Sunday
Washington Times
Dolphins, Vikings searching for motivation Sunday. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) ...

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Javier: Our Europa League motivation
Liverpool FC
The carrot of Champions League qualification for winning the Europa League will further supplement the motivation within the Liverpool squad to lift the trophy next year, insists Javier Manquillo. A third-place finish in Group B of the continent's ...



Bowl Preview: How's OU's motivation?
Norman Transcript
A highly motivated Sooner team upset Alabama last season. Back in 2006 and 2007, it was upset by both Boise State and West Virginia at the Fiesta Bowl. The Sooners' opponents turned out better than anticipated in both games. Their level of enthusiasm ...

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Miami Dolphins need to find the right motivation
Sun Sentinel
Whether it's family, friends, money, pride, credibility, goals, consequences or simply the challenge of finishing the season strong, each Dolphins player must find themselves a carrot. If Philbin's having a problem keeping his team hungry and motivated ...

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Susman: The importance of long-term motivation
Oregon Daily Emerald
When the going gets tough, people often wonder if the stress and anxiety are ultimately worth what they are supposed to be getting at the end. (Emerald Archives). Posted by Grant Susman on Friday, Dec. 19 at 11:00 am.



Red and Black

Georgia looking for motivation against Louisville
Red and Black
And that should be the only motivation they need. β€œ10 wins is a big deal. 20-something teams have only done that in Georgia history,” Bennett said. β€œIt's the last game. It's the only motivation needed.” With a win, the senior class has a chance to ...

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Motivation in slaying of Penn Hills couple remains unclear
Tribune-Review
The missing pieces of two dismembered bodies found in a Penn Hills home on Tuesday may have ended up in a landfill. Police said that's one theory, because garbage collectors picked up trash in the neighborhood on Monday. Police won't say what they're ...

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On Coaches, Players, and Motivation
Hockey and Wilderness
Furthermore, I find it hard to believe that he is even mostly to blame for the Wild's failure to play complete games; in-game, players need to look to each other to find motivation and play for each other and for the team. When they're out there, I ...

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blogs.hbr.org (blog)

What Maslow's Hierarchy Won't Tell You About Motivation
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously β€” or, more likely, unwittingly β€” based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow's idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level ...


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