Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Tough Call, an Inevitable Choice

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People, and others around them, may or may not have a sense for how close they are to success, at any given point in their effort.  But because no one has a true bead on the future, they are as comparatively prone to make an error: in giving up, when in fact success is close, as Thomas Edison suggests; or in keeping at it, when in fact success is far away and perhaps no longer worth pursuing.  It can be a tough judgment call in any given moment, but it is inevitably a choice that people have to make.  The aim is to get it right, of course: keep at it, when success is close; or give up, when a particular success ought to be given up.  I see both as viable choices.

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