Second Hand Success

March 2017

Better late than never

Better late than never

As of 2017, the life expectancy of a male living in the United States is 77 years old. I recently turned 28, which means I have I lived 36% of my theoretical lifespan. So far I’ve followed the expected path; I got great grades in elementary and high school to get me into college, I graduated college with a BS and an MS in engineering, and I got a decent paying job right after I graduated. That’s the “American Dream,” right? I wish satisfaction was that simple, because I can’t help but feel like I’m running late to the party of success.

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Success is just around that failure

Success and failure are two sides of the same coin. Everyone who has achieved success has experienced failure along the way. It doesn’t matter if you are a technology pioneer, an international sports phenom, or an entertainment magnate, failure happens to those willing to risk it all for that big win. Learning about how successful people have failed serves as an inspiration to risk it all and not be afraid of failure. It has also helped me understand that failing can still be a sign of progress.

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