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Saturday, June 18, 2011

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.

25 comments:

Alan O'Riordan said...

"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style" - Quentin Crisp:-)

ladyfi said...

Such inspirational words! Love the photo too.

Clint said...

We can all learn a thing or three from "The Man in Black". Man, what a life he led and I must say he definitely learned from his many mistakes in a spectacular way.

Samantha said...

GREAT post..and love that quote.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

If only I could always put this into practice! Love the way the shadows are cast over the ground.

Out on the prairie said...

Another lesson learned, I can almost here that music playing.

Gail said...

Love the patio pattern.

Great words from a wise man.

texwisgirl said...

i'd hate to keep that patio weed-free, but i guess it's just like life - you've gotta keep after it...

Allison said...

Such a great thought. And wonderful texture and light in the stones!

Buttons said...

Dawn I love this so true. B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

True!

How's training? I hope your running is going well :-)

Debbie said...

good ole' johnny, he had a way with words!!!

love the pathway!!!!

Sarah Knight said...

Lovely : )

Deb said...

nice post...have a great Sunday Dawn...

Flora said...

Nice picture...good quote!

Randy said...

I love this quote. Perfect shot to go with it too!

Tracy said...

Dawn, I never heard that quote before but gosh, it is so true...and isn't it all stepping stones?
very lovely!
Have a great day!

Janie said...

Nice quote. Johnny Cash developed his own special wisdom.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Stepping stones it is...

Farm Girl said...

I think those are powerful words to live by. Thanks,

rosaria said...

Well, he must have lived by this philosophy because he didn't let his mistakes stop him from experiencing his true passion.

Miz.November said...

Absolutely true. I think we are all a little guilty of letting our mistakes steal our energy. Mr. Cash gives good advice.

Carmi said...

I miss his ability to turn words into inspiration.

Then again, words, especially his, are timeless. So glad you chose to share these, in particular, today. Thanks Dawn!

Judy said...

Wonderful quote Dawn and the photo is perfect.

Trisha said...

So true :D