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Part Four: Advice Your Mother Never Gave... > It’s OK to Make Mistakes, or No One ...

Chapter Thirty-Four. It’s OK to Make Mistakes, or No One Has an Undefeated Season

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make a mistake.

E.G. Hubbard

Beethoven’s music teacher once said of him that “as a composer, he is hopeless.” Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, was told by an editor that she’d never write anything that people would like. A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he supposedly had no good ideas. Henry Ford’s first business, the Detroit Automobile Company, failed within two years. His second automobile business also failed. However, his third, the Ford Motor Company, made him one of America’s richest men. Steven Spielberg dropped out of high school in his sophomore year, and, when he was persuaded to come back, school officials placed him in a learning-disabled class. And arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, was cut from his high school basketball team.[1]


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