‘Finished last’ will always be better than ‘Did not finish’

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‘Finished last’ will always be better than ‘Did not finish’, which always trumps ‘Did not start.’Pre Race Focus

I'd much rather have tried and failed than never even tried. Regret is a terrible emotion, and I'm sure that I'm more likely to regret the things I didn't do than the things I did do but failed. Even when it's scary - prospecting, cold calling  - I would rather know they didn't want to sign with me than wonder if they would have signed if I had asked for the sale.  That slightly eccentric marketing tool might be a little brash, but if I don't try it, I'll never know if it would work.

I'd also rather finish last than not finish at all. It may take me a long time to accomplish my goals - there are lots of side trips, challenges, and distractions - but, you'd better believe this - I'm going to get there. I don't have my first million yet, but there will be a day when it's a memory rather than a goal.

And when I get to the finish line? You can be sure there's another goal in front of me :)

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Wayne and Jean Marie..... everyone needs a goal and a purpose... with it, we're treading water with no direction....

August 22, 2012 04:28 AM
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Lenn Harley
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Shucks.  Someone always has to come in last.  The only thing worse would be if no one even tried.

We may use different marketing skills, but, fact is, if you do NOTHING, you get NO business.  That's for sure.

August 22, 2012 04:38 AM
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Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor
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This is so true...Sometimes we are so scared of failures, we do not make any decisions ... My way of thinking is you cannot taste sucess unless you try it...‘Finished last’ will always be better than ‘Did not finish’, which always trumps ‘Did not start.’

August 23, 2012 04:53 AM
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Donna Foerster
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Great attitude.  I'm a risk taker, so I will try anything once, plus I'm competitive.  So I'm all about starting and finishing, even in last place.

August 23, 2012 09:59 PM
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Laura Cerrano
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I've failed wnough to know this is the case. The real key to success is not quitting before the other guys! :)

 

Love and light,

Laura

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