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Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can--and surely will at times--fail. I think we should follow a simple rule if we can take the worst, take the risk.
Everyone, whether cardinal or scientist, who believes that his own truth is complete and final must become a dogmatist...The more sincere his faith, the more he is bound to persecute, to save others from falling into error.
Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They're willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to perservere in the face of many difficult odds. There's a very positive relationship between people's ability to accomplish any task and the time they're willing to spend on it.
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments, regardless of money, making it, or success.