You Must Learn From Your Past Mistakes

“Success has always been the greatest liar – and the “work” itself is a success; the great statesman, the conqueror, the discoverer is disguised by his creations, often beyond recognition; the “work,” whether of the artist or the philosopher, invents the man who has created it, who is supposed to have create it; “great men,” as they are venerated, are subsequent pieces of wretched minor fiction”
― Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
“It is important that when we make a resolution, or establish a goal, that we take the ACTION necessary to accomplish that goal.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
“If at first you don’t succeed, remove all evidence you ever tried. ”
― David Brent
“Many people succeed when others do not believe in them. But rarely does a person succeed when he does not believe in himself.”
― Herb True
“The success of my rule does not rely on my ability to recite obscure Latin verse.”
― Sherry Thomas, The Burning Sky
“Success and failure, ultimately, have little to do with living the gospel. Jesus just stood with the outcasts until they were welcomed or until he was crucified — whichever came first.”
― Gregory J. Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
“You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.”
― Denis Waitley
“If at first you don’t succeed, lower you expectations”
― Jonathan Tropper, This is Where I Leave You
“to be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running”
― Richard Branson, Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
“In a situation of manipulation, the Left is almost always tempted by a “quick return to power,” forgets the necessity of joining with the oppressed to forge an organization, and strays into an impossible “dialogue” with the dominant elites. It ends by being manipulated by these elites, and not infrequently itself falls in an elitist game, which it calls “realism.”
Manipulation, like the conquest whose objectives it serves, attempts to anesthetize the people so they will not think. For if the people join to their presence in the historical process critical thinking about that process, the threat of their emergence materializes in revolution…One of the methods of manipulation is to inoculate individuals with the bourgeois appetite for personal success. This manipulation is sometimes carried out directly by the elites and sometimes indirectly, through populist leaders.”
― Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed