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  • Writer's pictureKiki Thompson

Stepping Stone Toward Success


Simple, but powerful. I've used this quote in my email signature over the last 9 years. A simple phrase that encapsulates a truth I deeply believe in and a mantra that has guided me both personally and professionally.


The power behind these words cannot be overstated. In every failure or setback, there lies the possibility of success – an idea that only becomes a reality when you persist and don’t give up. This quote reminds us that in our lives and our careers, each attempt, each failure, each rejection, is merely a stepping stone on our journey toward success.


In the ever-evolving world of work, resilience, and adaptability are critical. The courage to keep trying, to innovate, to learn from mistakes, and to push boundaries is what distinguishes the truly successful. We've all faced that moment when we think, "What if this doesn't work?" Well, what if the next time does?


Embracing this attitude creates a growth mindset, an attitude that is especially vital in these times of rapid change and uncertainty. Success is rarely achieved on the first attempt. It is the result of countless trials, an endless series of small improvements, learning from each failure, and having the resolve to make the next try better.


So, whether you are an entrepreneur shaping your startup, a job seeker perfecting your interview technique, or a seasoned professional navigating the complex landscape of corporate politics, keep going. Keep trying. Because the next try might just be the one that works.


Stay persistent, stay inspired, and never give up.

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