ephemeral impediments are not permanent defeats

ephemeral impediments are not permanent defeats
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Success is something we all desire, whether it be our personal or professional lives. However, life doesn’t go as per our desired plans. Life is unpredictable and as we all know, success is never a linear and straightforward journey.

No matter how hard you work at your studies, at your job, or your business initiative, no matter how diligently you use your resources, no matter how carefully you take your decisions, no matter how well you prepare yourself before a big event, you will make a handful of mistakes in spite your best intentions. This is because we are humans after all, and humans err. None of us is perfect; each one of us stumbles occasionally.

And so, one important thing to realize and always keep in our minds is this: Ephemeral impediments are not permanent defeats. If necessary, we can course-correct and pivot our paths, but we must never stop moving forward. Progress is the name of the game.  

As Napoleon Hill points out, “Successful people recognize that we all experience temporary setbacks that require us to reevaluate our performance and take corrective action to achieve success. They know that adversity is never permanent.”