successThe idea of capitalism is not just success but also the failure that allows success to happen. P. J. O’Rourke Previous Post Every failure is a step to success. If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success. The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna – or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out. No foreign policy – no matter how ingenious – has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none. Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. Success comes when people act together failure tends to happen alone. The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better. I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.