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Chapter 14. Summiting the Mountain and B... > It Ain't Over Until the Fat Lady Sin...

It Ain't Over Until the Fat Lady Sings

I have always believed that success should be measured over a period of time, not at a point in time. I'll give you two examples. A personal goal of mine was to find a partner to share the rest of my life with. I failed at that on two attempts. My first and second wives weren't bad people; we just learned that we weren't meant for each other, and fortunately, we didn't have any children. Then I met my soul mate, Judy, and for me, the search was over. If I looked at this goal as a point in time and used my previous two marriages as the measuring point, I would have considered the achievement of my goal a failure. Instead, I look at it today as a brilliant success.

A much more famous example is the story of a man whose achievements we know all too well. Although his place in history is secure today, it wasn't so secure prior to the achievement of his goals. Do you know whose life I am referring to? If you think you've had rough times, read on:


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