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“I have not failed.
I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

– Thomas A. Edison

Did you know that Steve Jobs was fired the first time he worked for Apple? That Steven Spielberg was rejected both times he applied to film school at USC? That the Beatles were turned down by the first 17 record labels they sought, because no one thought they had any future in the music business? That Michael Jordan wasn’t picked for the varsity basketball team in his high school sophomore year? How about that, at age 65, Colonel Sanders was turned down over 1,000 times when he submitted to investors his business proposal for a chain of fried chicken restaurants? At work, and in everything else you do, bear those strange facts in mind if and when you get dispirited, depressed or discouraged. Successful people keep that light inside burning, no matter how many ways they find do not work. The next try may be the one.

This quote was sent to us by Manny R. of Ronkonkoma, New York. Thanks, Manny, for the uplifting quote, on behalf of our entire blog “family.” If you would like to submit a proverb, quote or thought, please submit it to us at vanessa@executivelaw.com.

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