The Key to Failure, Crucial to The Key to Success

Many people are seeking the key to success. On the other hand, there are quite a few con artist type people, who like hawkers at a carnival, are peddling their (next to worthless) books, audio and video recordings, etc. to the poor saps that think there is, in fact, a key to success.

I have my own key to success and I offer it to you free of charge. I can sum it all up with this Hansen Homily:
The key to success is found in the avoidance of the key to failure.

Now, I suppose you are thinking, “Duh, that is obvious.” However, you need to know what is really meant by ‘the key to failure’ in order to avoid said key. I can help you with that in the very next sentence, if you continue to read.

It was Bill Cosby who said “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”

There you have it. Brilliant, eh?

Oh, you want a bit more elaboration on that? Oh, alright then; go on over to read Avoiding Failure: 7 Tips NOT to Try to Please Everybody, courtesy of Life Optimizer, a blog about living your life to the fullest.

Bonus Roland’s Ramblings referral for today:
Bill Cosby Quotes from Goodreads.

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About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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2 Responses to The Key to Failure, Crucial to The Key to Success

  1. Tim Higgins says:

    “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Herman Cain
    “One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” – Rita Mae Brown
    “I’ve decided that the key to happiness is low expectations.” – Laura Moncur

    I therefore cultivate easily surmountable goals, the smile of a Village Idiot, and a selective and rather faulty memory … and I do so successfully.

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