Sage Spam Wisdom

Who says spam is entirely useless? Occasionaly, you can learn something from it. A single spam comment got trapped in my moderation queue this evening, and it contained the following quote, which I copied before sending the spam into oblivion.

Success, in my view, is the willingness to strive for something you really want. The person not reaching the top is no less a success than the one who achieved it, if they both sweated blood, sweat and tears and overcame obstacles and fears. The failure to be perfect does not mean you’re not a success.

“The failure to be perfect does not me you’re not a success.” That’s one worth remembering, at least for me.

As near as I can tell, it’s an actual quote, attributed to retired football player and “That’s Incredible” co-host (and fellow UGA alumnus) Fran Tarkenton.

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One Response to Sage Spam Wisdom

  1. Tim Who? says:

    “The failure to be perfect does not mean you’re not a success.”

    I’m glad you caught that T. “Perfect” is a goal or a direction to travel towards. It’s not a destination, you never get there. Those that need “perfection” in their lives are doomed to a lifetime of disappointment.

    My husband’s favorite saying is.

    If you try, I cannot guarantee success.
    But if you don’t try, I can guarantee failure.

    And I agree.

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