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You only have to be right once…

May 10, 2008
‘It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and either should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because…All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.’
Who said this? The multi-billionaire Mark Cuban. This was at the end of a blog Mark Cuban wrote about his attaining ultimate success- when he hit the MARK! (okay, I promise no more puns!) He stated that no one ever asked anything about his previous many ventures in the pursuit of success only to end in ‘failures’- and they started from a young age. But when you strike ‘gold’, drill a ‘oil gusher’, buy a stock early that goes through the roof, etc. everyone around you claims it to be ‘luck’. Silence is profound until you hit pay dirt! Then everyone around you speaks about you like it was just overnight luck. It is other like-kind people who really understand the years of trial and error, dedication, effort, ‘stick-to-it’ness, the confidence and belief that you can and will attain your greatness somewhere, somehow, it’s just a matter of time.
I remember another famous person in the music industry who said the ‘mike’ (your voice, fortune, etc.) only goes by you once. If you miss it you are out of luck. If any successful person had believed that they would have never had the courage to keep going. If Mark Cuban had believed this he would never attained what he did, he would not be a wealthy happy guy.
I say to you, do not ever give up. Do not ever give in to the voices of mediocrity, the negative people who silently live in the shadows of life and loud with rumors and murmurs when someone sticks out of the mud and rises into the light of greatness and fortune, then tells the whole world of your ‘luck, overnight success’. Martha Stewart said it well in her recent book that ‘opportunites will always keep coming to you all your life’. The point is all missed one’s are just the setup for the next one, your next opportunity. DO NOT EVER GIVE UP.
You only have to be right once…
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