What I’ve learned, above all, is to keep marching forward because the best news is that since chance does play a role one important factor in success is under our control: the number of at bats, the number of chances taken, the number of opportunities seized. For even a coin weighted toward failure will sometimes land on success. Or as the IBM pioneer Thomas Watson said, “If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.”
–Leonard Mlodinow, The Drunkard’s Walk
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