Peace of Wisdom
Try, Try Again

By Andy Andrews

What did your mother tell you?  “If at first you don’t succeed…?  Try, try again.” There’s a lot of wisdom in that simple saying.

Why do we NOT try again?”

Is it because whatever we’ve tried can’t be done?  Not usually.  Perhaps, someone saw us or became aware that our attempt was less than successful…and said something.

In these cases, it is critical that we not allow someone else’s opinion of our worth or work become our reality. 

Instead, we can hold in our hearts and minds the true stories of those who not only ignored the naysayers, but dedicated themselves to “try, try again.” 

Walt Disney tried again after being fired from his first job as a cartoonist.  His boss declared that Walt “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”

Milton Hershey tried again after three separate failed attempts at starting a candy business.

Margaret Mitchell tried again after her manuscript for the book Gone With the Wind was rejected by 32 publishers.

Even Elvis Presley had to try again after he auditioned for The Grand Ole Opry and was told to keep driving a truck! 

When we view our failures as practice or opportunities for growth, we’re able to overcome debilitating fear. 

Today’s Peace of Wisdom can be found in trying…and trying…again.


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