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Decide and Conquer: The Ultimate Guide for Improving Your Decision Making, Second Edition by Stephen P. Robbins

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39. It’s Okay to Make Mistakes, or No One Has an Undefeated Season

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make a mistake.

—E. G. Hubbard

Henry Ford’s first business, the Detroit Automobile Company, failed within two years. His second automobile business also failed. But his third, the Ford Motor Company, made him one of America’s richest men. Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first job as an anchor in Baltimore. Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, had his first book rejected by 27 different publishers. Colonel Harland Sanders was fired from dozens of jobs before founding what is now KFC. When developing his bagless ...

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