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Fail big

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln knew how to fail big. He also knew how to win. The path to success in anything will always be riddled with potholes and treacherous drop-offs. Slipping and stumbling along the way at

Be bold, set a goal

Fortune befriends the bold. – Emily Dickinson Do you have long-term goals for your writing? I’m listening to a recording of the Bob Mayer workshop I missed while I was in California a couple weeks ago. A lot of his advice is centered around facing your fears and moving outside your comfort zone, something I’ve

Detour to success

Have you ever noticed how even when things don’t work out the way you planned, often the experience leads to something good? Maybe even better? Here’s an example. Back in 1998, bored to tears in a programming job that was likely going to be eliminated anyway, I quit my job to start a training and