successHumor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too. Jimmy Buffett Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Previous Post Every failure is a step to success. I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. I have no problem with the people who work hard to get success. But I think people are very jealous about success. I work very hard and they don’t appreciate that. The Lord gave us two ends – one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most. No man can be a failure if he thinks he’s a success If he thinks he is a winner, then he is. The idea of capitalism is not just success but also the failure that allows success to happen. You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which ‘clicks.’ Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America. I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn’t enough. I was exploding inside. Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.