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Things to Think About - Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor

Things to Think About
By Pepper de Callier

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”  Truman Capote

For many years I have written about, spoken to groups about, personally dealt with, and coached people through various types of failure. When one is in the middle of dealing with a failure it is extremely difficult to realize its key role in success and to imagine any possible outcomes that are desirable.  A friend of mine, Allan Cox, likes to say that life is like making a delicious stew.  It’s not the individual ingredients, but how they come together that makes it good, and failure is just one of many ingredients in life’s “stew”.

So, the next time you contemplate a failure, be sure to put it in its proper perspective: It’s only one ingredient, but it is the one that brings out the flavor.

Good luck on your journey!

About the Author: Founder and Executive Director of Prague Leadership Institute, which was named “Best Corporate Leadership Coach Europe—2015”, by U.K. based Corporate Vision, Pepper de Callier, is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at /

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